Prayers For Doctors
A physician (American English), medical practitioner (Commonwealth English), medical doctor, or simply doctor, is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. Physicians may focus their practice on certain disease categories, types of patients, and methods of treatment—known as specialities—or they may assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families, and communities—known as general practice. See A Prayer Of A Physician
We have collected some of the best prayers for doctors to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith.
Prayer Before Surgery
Dear God, These strong gloved fingers which I flex, this human hand which holds the knife, sterile now and steady – need thy guiding skill to help another life. Bless now this patient – thine and mind – who, under thee entrusts to me a precious life! God of the surgeon’s tireless strength, the surgeon’s finite skill, grant that I may be guided to do thy will. Amen.
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Loving God, I entrust myself to your care this day; guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of
those who heal in your name, and grant that every cause of illness being removed, I may be restored to
soundness of health and learn to live in more perfect harmony with myself and others, through Jesus
Christ, my healer and Lord, Amen.
Creator God, I thank you that this operation is safely past, and now I rest in your abiding presence,
relaxing every tension, releasing every care and anxiety, receiving more of your healing life into every
part of my being. In moments of pain, I turn to you for strength, in times of loneliness I feel your loving
nearness; grant then that your life and love and joy may flow through me for the healing of others in your
Prayer for Doctors, Nurses, and other Caregivers
Dear God, please bless in a special way my doctors, my nurses, and all the other persons who are
caring for my and my needs in so many different ways. Please help them to know deep inside how
grateful I am for all their expertise and gentle care. Please help increase their knowledge and skills in
helping all patients. Please help them increase their faith in You and Your willingness to help them
when they turn to You in Prayer. Bless them, O God. Amen.
Prayer for Self when Ill
Dear Lord, you who are the great Physician, I turn to you in my sickness asking you to help
me. Place your hand upon me as you did in the long ago and let healing and wholeness come
into me from You. I put myself under Your care and affirm my faith. Even now Your
marvelous healing, forgiveness and grace is blessing me. Help me to trust You, to see Your
face in all my caregivers and to rest in Your mercy, grace and love. Amen
Doctors Morning Prayer
Today, O Lord, I begin a new day in the hospital and I’m just a little afraid and nervous about it. Help
me to realize that this hospital has been built to help me in this time of need. May I also realize that the
doctors and nurses desire to help me get well. May I find in this strange world of sickness much love
and perhaps many new insights. But above all, may I hear your footsteps along the hospital corridors
and feel your presence by my bed day and night, through all those you send to me So I am without fear
and at peace Thank you Lord. Amen.
Doctors Evening Prayer
Almighty God, thank you for the medicine which brings sleep. May my fellow patients and I have rest of
body. As you ever deal kindly with your servants, fill this hospital with a sense of your vivid presence
that the wondrous fragrance of your love may never leave us. We ask this blessing through Christ our
Doctors Night Prayer
O God, before I sleep, I remember before you all the people I love, and now in the silence I say their
names to you. All the people who are sad and lonely, old and forgotten, poor and hungry and cold, in
pain of body and in distress of mind. Bless all of us who need your blessing, for we are connected in
Prayer for Doctors and Nurses
O merciful Father, who have wonderfully fashioned man in your own image, and have made his body to be a temple of the Holy Spirit, sanctify, we pray you, our doctors and nurses and all those whom you have called to study and practice the arts of healing the sick and the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them in body and soul, and bless their work, that they may give comfort to those for whose salvation your Son became Man, lived on this earth, healed the sick, and suffered and died on the Cross. Amen.
Dear Lord, You are the greatest Healer,
All life and health comes from You
Without Your blessing and your grace,
There is nothing I can do.
I thank You for this noble role,
My service unto Thee.
Stand by me with my patients,
‘Til the work is done daily.
Give me knowledge, wisdom and skill
To do the tasks at hand,
Provide the best care needed
For each person’s best interest, stand.
Let me lend a helping hand
To those who cannot pay,
Bringing good health to all
Send them fit for homeward’s way.
Protect with your mighty Angels,
Those under my care.
When their need of me is greatest,
May I always be there.
When my zeal is at its lowest,
Tiredness meeting me at every turn,
May You then be my Healer,
Renewed joy and vigour earn.
All this I ask from You Lord,
That I may a good doctor be,
That in my life as a physician,
May they see You in me.
We Pray for All Doctors, Nurses and Emergency Workers (Prayer)
We pray for all doctors, nurses and emergency workers. May they rejoice in the skills you have given them which enable them to bring hope, healing and wholeness to those in their care. May they also know guidance and support in times of pain and frustration when their skills are not enough to prevent permanent injury, disability or death. Bless each one of them, that they may be a blessing to others.
(c. Barbara A Scott ‘Shaping Prayer’, Methodist Publishing House 1996)
A Prayer For Our Doctors
NATIONAL DOCTOR’S DAY
Lord, our Great Physician, we ask today that you give our doctors the ability to make sound decisions and to use their experience and education to bring about the best possible outcome and quickest possible recovery for each patient. Give them wisdom as they fight illness and disease each day. Please, give them the necessary skills to aid the healing process. Give them guidance and bless them in their abilities and skills so they know exactly what to do. Steady their hands, minds and hearts. Grant them a tender heart for all they encounter. Father, as they serve our community, please, take care of their families. Protect them and meet their needs.
Please, bless each person serving in the medical field today. Bless them and help them as they all work together for a common purpose, caring for those under their care. At each hospital and doctor’s offices there are no unimportant people. Give each one the ability to do a job well done and to protect them from harm. May they see You and your hands at work. Amen.
Five prayers for doctors
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.
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.
— by Jack Wellman
Jesus, the Divine Physician, Be Their Strength!
Let’s pray this traditional prayer for our doctors and healthcare workers:
Righteous God, I thank You for every healthcare worker and I declare that You are their strength and song. You have become their salvation; You are their God and we will praise You. Father, I pray that You will be the God of the people every healthcare worker cares for. Amen.
Prayer for Doctors on Call
Lord, you are the giver and sustainer of every life on earth. Thank you for doctors who care for the sick in hospitals, clinics and at home.
Fill each doctor with your wisdom to know how to treat each sickness or disease they encounter in patients.
Help doctors on call focus on providing proper treatment to their patients knowing their reward comes from you.
Keep their hearts grounded in you and believing in your desire to heal all patients.
Let them never lose hope on a patient but look to you like the Great Physician who can do what they can’t.
Provide doctors with the equipment they need to save lives and a cooperative team that will follow their instructions and direction.
Where they need to improvise anything, give them the know-how.
May your Holy Spirit prompt them to pray over every patient they handle and proclaim God’s healing over them.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Doctors and Nurses
Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer For Doctors With Private Clinics
Lord, I praise you for you care about the health of each person you created on earth.
Thank you for providing a large supply of doctors to care for those who are experiencing health challenges.
You are our provider and I ask that you provide every clinic with modern equipment to handle all ailments and diseases doctors need to treat.
Give the doctors the wisdom to manage the patients they attend to each day to ensure quick and quality medical services.
Grant doctors the patience and discernment to handle difficult patients and give them hope and encouraging words.
Help them properly diagnose ailments and provide the correct treatment to avoid degeneration of undetected diseases.
Show doctors with personal clinics how they can provide affordable medical care to their patients.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
The Jewish Prayer For Doctors
Widely attributed to Maimonides, this prayer asks for strength and guidance in applying the art of healing.
Almighty God, Thou has created the human body with infinite wisdom. Ten thousand times ten thousand organs hast Thou combined in it that act unceasingly and harmoniously to preserve the whole in all its beauty the body which is the envelope of the immortal soul. They are ever acting in perfect order, agreement and accord. Yet, when the frailty of matter or the unbridling of passions deranges this order or interrupts this accord, then forces clash and the body crumbles into the primal dust from which it came. Thou sendest to man diseases as beneficent messengers to foretell approaching danger and to urge him to avert it.
Thou has blest Thine earth, Thy rivers and Thy mountains with healing substances; they enable Thy creatures to alleviate their sufferings and to heal their illnesses. Thou hast endowed man with the wisdom to relieve the suffering of his brother, to recognize his disorders, to extract the healing substances, to discover their powers and to prepare and to apply them to suit every ill. In Thine Eternal Providence Thou hast chosen me to watch over the life and health of Thy creatures. I am now about to apply myself to the duties of my profession. Support me, Almighty God, in these great labors that they may benefit mankind, for without Thy help not even the least thing will succeed.
Inspire me with love for my art and for Thy creatures. Do not allow thirst for profit, ambition for renown and admiration, to interfere with my profession, for these are the enemies of truth and of love for mankind and they can lead astray in the great task of attending to the welfare of Thy creatures. Preserve the strength of my body and of my soul that they ever be ready to cheerfully help and support rich and poor, good and bad, enemy as well as friend. In the sufferer let me see only the human being. Illumine my mind that it recognize what presents itself and that it may comprehend what is absent or hidden. Let it not fail to see what is visible, but do not permit it to arrogate to itself the power to see what cannot be seen, for delicate and indefinite are the bounds of the great art of caring for the lives and health of Thy creatures. Let me never be absent-minded. May no strange thoughts divert my attention at the bedside of the sick, or disturb my mind in its silent labors, for great and sacred are the thoughtful deliberations required to preserve the lives and health of Thy creatures.
Grant that my patients have confidence in me and my art and follow my directions and my counsel. Remove from their midst all charlatans and the whole host of officious relatives and know-all nurses, cruel people who arrogantly frustrate the wisest purposes of our art and often lead Thy creatures to their death.
Should those who are wiser than I wish to improve and instruct me, let my soul gratefully follow their guidance; for vast is the extent of our art. Should conceited fools, however, censure me, then let love for my profession steel me against them, so that I remain steadfast without regard for age, for reputation, or for honor, because surrender would bring to Thy creatures sickness and death.
Imbue my soul with gentleness and calmness when older colleagues, proud of their age, wish to displace me or to scorn me or disdainfully to teach me. May even this be of advantage to me, for they know many things of which I am ignorant, but let not their arrogance give me pain. For they are old and old age is not master of the passions. I also hope to attain old age upon this earth, before Thee, Almighty God!
Let me be contented in everything except in the great science of my profession. Never allow the thought to arise in me that I have attained to sufficient knowledge, but vouchsafe to me the strength, the leisure and the ambition ever to extend my knowledge. For art is great, but the mind of man is ever expanding.
Almighty God! Thou hast chosen me in Thy mercy to watch over the life and death of Thy creatures. I now apply myself to my profession. Support me in this great task so that it may benefit mankind, for without Thy help not even the least thing will succeed.
(Translation by Dr. Harry Friedenwald, originally published in the Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1917.)
Prayer of Doctors
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the great Physician of our souls. During your life on earth, you healed the sick and even brought the dead back to life. From your heavenly abode, continue to be the Divine Physician for your people and bless the noble work to which you have called me. Make me truly wise in my medical judgements and genuinely sympathetic in my dealings with patients.
Dear Lord, guide my mind and my hands and inspire me with words of comfort that I may help those in suffering. Encourage me in the trials and misery to which I am daily exposed. Grant that I may always use my power and influence for good, and let no human being ever deter me from the performance of my sacred duty in accord with your Holy Law. Amen