5 Prayers For Doctors

Here are five prayers for doctors that you can use.

Prayer for Wisdom

Great Father in heaven, today I come to You and ask for Your godly wisdom to be imparted to the doctor(s) involved and that You grant them the wisdom to make good, sound decisions and to use their experience and education to bring about the best possible outcome and quickest possible recovery so that they can return home again to their loved ones. Sometimes doctors face difficult decisions and have to determine the best avenue in fighting an illness or disease and so please help them in that decision making process and grant them the wisdom that is from above and that is Your wisdom and so in the precious name of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ I pray, amen.

Prayer for Skill

God my Father, today a doctor is caring for someone that I truly love and someone who means so much to me and so I am asking that You help the doctor in caring for my loved one so that they would have the necessary skill and even enhance their natural skill in order that they can help in the healing process of the one I love. You love them more than I do so I ask for Your tender mercies on their behalf and to help the doctor do all that he/she can to aid in resolving this very serious medical issue and to grant the doctor/surgeon great skill in what they are about to do (or are doing) and in the mighty name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.

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Prayer for Guidance

Today Father, in the surgery unit, I pray that You will steady and guide the hand of the surgeon(s) and that they would clearly see what they need to do and to bless them in their abilities, skills, and education so that they know exactly what to do. Sometimes surgeries do not always go according to plans. Sometimes other things surface during surgery that were unexpected and surgeons sometimes find other issues during surgery so my prayer is for You to give guidance to the surgeon(s) and steady their hand in all of their medical procedures, during the expected and unexpected times, and to bring about the best possible solution and outcome and one that is according to Your will for which I pray in Jesus Christ’s name, amen.

Prayer for Medical Staff

Great and Merciful Father, full of compassion, You have made each one of us in the image of God (Gen 1:27) and I pray that You would help all of the staff in preserving the lives for which they are entrusted with. Help them in the duties that they are responsible for and so I pray that you bless the technicians, the nursing staff, lab workers, those in radiology, the insurance handlers, the doctors, and all of the medical staff that will be involved in each person’s care. Bless them as they all work together for one common purpose and that is to care for each patient under their watch. This I ask in the beloved name of the Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, amen.

Prayer for Care

Father God, I know that all things are in Your hands and that everything that happens is ultimately for our best and is always according to Your purpose (Rom 8:28) so help me to trust You in this. I ask Your blessing upon the medical staff and doctors who are caring for those who have just gone through surgery or those who are fighting a serious illness or disease. Grant these doctors and staff a tender heart for those under their care and to allow them to perform in ways that bring about the best results for the patients. There are no unimportant people in the staff that care for people, from the janitor to the doctor, and so I ask for You to bless each and every one and to help those who are in medical care to have the best care possible and all of this I ask Father, in name of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, amen.


There is nothing that makes a person feel more helpless than when one of their family members or close friends is experiencing serious medical issues, therefore we must learn to humble ourselves and come to God and ask for His intervention and pray that He blesses all the medical staff and that He gives them the wisdom, experience, and skill necessary for the patient’s recovery. Sometimes these life and death experiences can draw us closer to God and that’s just what we need.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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    The work, which followed about 1,800 patients at six medical centers, was financed by the Templeton Foundation, which supports research into science and religion. It will appear in the American Heart Journal.

    Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School and other scientists tested the effect of having three Christian groups pray for particular patients, starting the night before surgery and continuing for two weeks. The volunteers prayed for “a successful surgery with a quick, healthy recovery and no complications” for specific patients, for whom they were given the first name and first initial of the last name.

    The patients, meanwhile, were split into three groups of about 600 apiece: those who knew they were being prayed for, those who were prayed for but only knew it was a possibility, and those who weren’t prayed for but were told it was a possibility.

    The researchers didn’t ask patients or their families and friends to alter any plans they had for prayer, saying such a step would have been unethical and impractical.

    The study looked for any complications within 30 days of the surgery. Results showed no effect of prayer on complication-free recovery. But 59 percent of the patients who knew they were being prayed for developed a complication, versus 52 percent of those who were told it was just a possibility.

    Dr. Harold G. Koenig, director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at the Duke University Medical Center, who didn’t take part in the study, said the results didn’t surprise him.

    “There are no scientific grounds to expect a result and there are no real theological grounds to expect a result either,” he said. “There is no god in either the Christian, Jewish or Moslem scriptures that can be constrained to the point that they can be predicted.”

    Within the Christian tradition, God would be expected to be concerned with a person’s eternal salvation, he said, and “why would God change his plans for a particular person just because they’re in a research study?”