When I first met my husband, he loved to play basketball. Unfortunately, three months later his knee moved on him and he ended up with a torn ACL and meniscus.
His natural recovery time was not too bad, but he was no longer able to safely play any type of sports. My husband’s knee would give out on him pretty regularly and he would have to ice it for a few days before it felt normal again.
When our second child was 9 months old, we decided it was a good time to get my husband’s ACL repaired. At that point, the doctors had told us he would be up and walking when the surgery was over. Then the doctors casually asked if we wanted them to repair the meniscus if it was savable. That turned out to be a recovery time we were not prepared for. My husband could not walk for six weeks and I am so thankful my mother-in-law could come take care of him while I took care of our two kiddos under two.
I’m not sure anyone can really be prepared for healing after surgery. In 1Peter 5:7 we are taught to “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” God wants to be there for us through these strenuous times.
He wants to take away all of your worry and give you peace as you go through surgery and then heal. I hope these prayers help you find that peace. If you have any specific knee surgery prayer requests, please leave them in the comments below.
Quick Prayer for Knee Surgery
Dear Lord, I am going into surgery today and I am asking that you stay close to me. I ask that you fill the surgical room with your guidance and love, Lord. Please help the doctors complete a perfect knee surgery. Please allow my body to take the surgery well and allow me to wake up with minimal pain. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Quick Prayer for Knee Surgery Healing
Heavenly Father, thank you for allowing me to get the knee surgery I needed. Thank you for getting me to this point where now all I need to do is rest and heal.
Please help me be patient, Father. Help me take this time to rest and be joyful of what is to come. Lord, I ask that you help minimize the pain that I am feeling. Please help me manage this pain with grace, Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Meniscus Repair Knee Surgery
Dear Lord, I look to you today before my meniscus repair knee surgery. Father, I ask that you keep my body strong and healthy through this process.
Lord, I ask that you watch over the doctors performing my surgery. Please help them make the right incisions and allow them all the time they need to make my knee work perfectly again. Lord, help my doctors remove my old torn meniscus and replace it with a strong muscle that will help give me the cushion and stability my knee joints need.
Father, thank you for this opportunity. Thank you for always standing by me. I know I can do anything through you, Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Meniscus Repair Knee Surgery Healing
Dear Lord, thank you for getting me this far. The doctors have completed my meniscus repair knee surgery and now my body needs to rest and heal. Lord, help me be still during this time. Please help me be patient enough to give my body the time it needs to heal.
Lord, I ask that you watch over me as I go through my physical therapy. I ask that my meniscus heals properly, giving me the ability, I need to get back into an active lifestyle. Lord, allow my new meniscus to heal properly acting as a cushioning stabilizer for my joints
Father, I ask that you give me the mindset to manage the pain that has come. I ask that you send me the ability to sleep and the strength to get through the upcoming weeks. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Torn ACL Knee Surgery
Father, I am excited, but also nervous for my upcoming ACL knee surgery. Lord, I know this surgery can do so much for my knee stability. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to have this surgery, Lord.
Father, I ask that you watch over the doctors as they open up my body. I ask that you watch over the doctors as they choose another ligament to put into my knee. I ask that you help them pick the best one, Lord, the one that will allow my knee to heal with the most strength.
Father, please watch over my doctors as they connect this new ligament from muscle to bone. Please allow my doctors to have the best sight as they do my surgery, Lord. Thank you for being with me know and during my surgery. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Torn ACL Knee Surgery Healing
Father, thank you for successfully getting me through my ACL knee surgery. I know it is time to heal now, Lord, so I am asking you to stand beside me through this process.
Father, I know that my knee needs to rest, help me be still for as long as I need to be. Help me be patient with the time it takes to get moving. Allow me to give myself grace and understanding through the physical therapy my knee will need to recover.
Father, give me only kindness to share with those around me. I need your grace to watch over me as I work through the pain this surgery has brought. I ask that you give me relief and guidance over the coming months. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Knee Replacement Surgery
Father, I am about to embark on a knee replacement surgery. Lord, I know this will be a testament to my time and patience and I ask that you allow me to be a steady force as I undergo this surgery.
Father, I ask that you watch over my doctors as they remove all of the diseased and damaged parts of my knee and surrounding bones. I ask that you show them the perfect places to cut, Lord. Please allow this to give my body the relief it so desperately needs.
Father, I ask that you allow my body to take to the knee replacement with ease. I ask that my body accepts it and heals around the replacement so I can have proper function.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity, Lord. Thank you for sending me a way out of the pain my knees have been causing me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Knee Replacement Surgery Healing
Dear Lord, thank you for delivering me safely through my knee replacement surgery. As I lay here waiting and trying to be patient for healing to come, please watch over me.
Father, I ask that you give me relief from this pain. I ask that you give me the knowledge I need to be still in the right way when I need to be still, and to move in the right way when I need to move. Lord, help me understand the ques my body is giving me so that I do not push myself in the wrong direction. In Jesus name I pray, Amen
Prayer for Cartilage and Bone Removal Knee Surgery
Father, I come to you today to ask for your blessing over my cartilage and bone removal knee surgery. Lord, I have overused and damaged these parts of my knee and I thank you for this doctor who can help relive my pain.
Lord, I ask that you guide my doctor through this surgery. I know this suregery is normally minimally invasive, Lord, but I also know that everything is done best through your guiding hands.
Father, help my doctor get all of the damaged pieces in my knees out. Help him remove all of the loose bone fragments and give my knee the relief that it needs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Cartilage and Bone Removal Knee Surgery Healing
Father, thank you for standing by my doctors through surgery. Thank you for giving me this option to move forward without the extra pain.
Lord, help me heal properly. Help me listen to my body as it needs different things from me. Put into my mind to not go too hard too fast, Father.
Lord, I ask that this be the last time I need to go through one of these surgeries. I ask that you let this less invasive surgery heal and be the solution to my problems. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
As you go through this time of surgery and healing, I pray that you are brought our Lord’s strength. Do not ever count yourself out, remember that our Lord only gives you what you can handle.
Isaiah 40:29 teaches us that our Lord, “gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” He will be with you as you go on this journey. I hope you feel him every step of the way.
Do not forget to leave your specific knee surgery prayer requests in the comments below!