Me and my sister-in-law have a strong and special bond. Both of us have grown to depend on one another. We have been through good and not-so-good times. We’ve shared exciting news, unpleasant news, and even secrets with each other. In a way, my sister-in-law has been like my personal diary.
This close relationship causes one to rejoice when the other is happy and hurt as a result of the other’s pain. Right now, your sister-in-law needs you during a frightening situation, surgery.
It is natural to be anxious and worry about all the things that could go wrong. Our carnal mind will not automatically give thanks to God during trials. We must allow our spirit to take control of our thoughts. The following verse is a great reminder:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
I recall when I had to have a major, impromptu surgery. I was in a horrific car accident. I could hear the concerns of my family and friends as I was airlifted to the hospital and rushed in for surgery. Despite the doctor stating how slim my chances were, I could hear my sister-in-law’s praying voice.
Now, your sister-in-law is depending on you, as I depended on mine, to be there for her as she undergoes a scary event in her life. She needs you to pray for her and let words of faith drown out every word that doesn’t align with God’s Word.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
These prayers will empower you to help you be there for your sister-in-law before surgery, during surgery, and after surgery. There are specific prayers relevant to the family and friends, the medical team, and more.
I have given you 12 prayers for your sister-in-law having surgery, but feel free to customize them to your specific situation. Please leave prayer requests in the comments so we can pray with you!
Short Prayer For Sister-In-Law Having Surgery
God, as my sister-in-law prepares for her surgery, remind her that you are with her. You promised that you would never leave or forsake her (ref. Deut. 31:8). God thank you for being with her during this uncertain event. Let my sister-in-law lean on you for strength and trust that you are with the medical team that will perform her surgery.
LORD, give my sister-in-law peace before the surgery so that her mind and spirit will be at ease. Let her not be filled with worry or negative thoughts. Instead, allow her to meditate on positive affirmations. God let my sister-in-law’s faith override her fears. I thank you for giving her the courage to trust you, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For My Sister-In-Law’s Healing And Recovery
Dear God, thank you for allowing my sister-in-law to make it through surgery. I declare that it was a successful surgery. I pray that my sister-in-law’s body is able to heal properly. Strengthen her body, mind, and spirit during this recovery time. I pray that there are no setbacks that will hinder her healing and complete recovery. I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For My Sister-In-Law’s Appendectomy
Dear God, my sister-in-law has been experiencing pain due to her appendix and needs to have it removed. I pray that this minor surgery does not become major. May my sister-in-law be relieved of her pain and have comfort in her body. I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For My Sister-In-Law’s Breast Biopsy
Dear God, a couple of months ago, my sister-in-law discovered a lump in her breast. It made her naturally afraid of the outcome. She is preparing to have a biopsy performed and I pray that the doctor is able to successfully remove all the abnormal tissue and cells.
I pray that my sister-in-law heals and recovers from this surgery. She might feel different about her body, but I declare that she remembers that she is unique and wonderfully made by you. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For My Sister-In-Law’s Cataract Surgery
Dear God, my sister-in-law has to have cataract surgery. Eyes are a sensitive area. God, I ask that you guide the surgeon’s hands and allow him to be attentive to my sister-in-law’s eye. May my sister-in-law’s vision be completely restored, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For My Sister-In-Law’s Cesarean Section
Father God, you have blessed my sister-in-law to be pregnant with a beautiful gift. She is looking forward to being a great mother to her baby. My sister is scheduled to have a c-section in order to deliver her bundle of joy.
God, I ask that you protect my sister-in-law and her baby throughout this procedure. Allow both of them to survive this surgery. May my sister-in-law’s baby be born healthy. God, allow my sister-in-law to properly heal and recover, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For My Sister-In-Law’s Coronary Artery Bypass
Lord God, the heart is a vital organ in our body. It is also connected to our emotions. The heart is needed in order for our bodies to function and live. My sister-in-law has learned that she has blockage in her arteries and must undergo surgery. My sister-in-law has a heart that loves big.
God, I ask that you allow the surgeon to remove all the blockage that is hindering my sister-in-law ’s heart from operating as you created it to. May the blood flow through her arteries to her heart as intended. Thank you in advance for a successful surgery, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For My Sister-In-Law’s Hysterectomy Surgery
Dear God, you knitted our bodies perfect in your sight. As our Creator, you know everything about our bodies. As my sister-in-law prepares to have a hysterectomy, give her the assurance that she is whole and complete.
I ask that you allow this procedure to help her body function even better. May there be no lingering complications from this surgery. I thank you for a speedy recovery, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For My Sister-In-Law’s Hysteroscopy Surgery
Dear God, my sister-in-law has to have a surgical procedure to treat her uterine disorder. I pray that the doctor is able to pinpoint the root cause of her disorder and apply the correct treatment. May my sister-in-law receive relief from any discomfort she has been feeling. I pray for her healing and recovery, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For My Sister-In-Law Having Mastectomy
Dear God, the doctors have diagnosed my sister-in-law with breast cancer. Lord, my sister-in-law is naturally nervous and frightened about this discovery. The doctors have recommended that my sister-in-law has a mastectomy to remove part of her breasts. My sister-in-law is concerned about the outcome of this procedure and how it will change her body.
Lord, I pray her thoughts about her image do not interfere with her healing or proper treatment. Remind her that she is still “fearfully and wonderfully made” as you have declared in Psalm 139:14.
God, I declare that every cancerous tissue is successfully removed from my sister-in-law’s breasts. I pray for continued remission. I declare that my sister-in-law shall live and not die, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Family And Friends
Dear God, as my sister-in-law undergoes surgery, give my brother her husband, our whole family, and friends strength. Remind them that you are in control. That you are with my sister-in-law during this challenging time. God give our family the courage to pray during this time. Give them peace that my sister-in-law is in great care.
God also be with my sister-in-law’s friends during this time. They are rightfully concerned about my sister-in-law, but I pray that they learn how to exercise their faith more during this surgery and afterward.
May my sister-in-law’s surgery and recovery be a testimony for our joined families. May my sister-in-law’s friends witness your goodness throughout this process. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For The Medical Team
Dear God, as my sister-in-law prepares for surgery, I am asking that you prepare the mind, heart, and hands of the medical team that will perform her procedure. God give them the ability to successfully perform this surgery.
God lend the surgeon your healing hands. May the nurses and technicians possess your caring heart. May you guide the mind of the entire team so that they are focused on helping my sister-in-law successfully get through this surgery, in the name of Jesus, Amen.
God has promised not to leave us. He is always with us. God cares about every detail of our lives Think about the difficult times that God has brought you out of. Meditate on all of your testimonies. Your sister-in-law might be going through a trial, but she will come out with her own testimony and her faith will be made stronger.
“I will never fail you. I will never abandon you” (Hebrews 13:5).
Continue to pray for your sister-in-law and thank God for her life. Your sister-in-law is blessed to have you as a part of her support system. This too shall pass and pretty soon, you and your sister-in-law will be sharing this with each other, as well as others.
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