What to do when that unpleasant and unexpected moment finally comes… Let it be for you, your family or a good friend… we all get somewhat disturbed by such event. A deep prayer for surgery can always come to the rescue.
We are ultimately never alone, and guidance from Infinite Intelligence is available in any situation for the asking. As we grow in awareness and understanding that God is Love, we can more and more easily reach out to Him when confronted with challenges. We discuss this in more detail here.
Facing the possibility of surgery is one of the more sobering moments of our life. We can appear healthy one day, and suddenly contract a serious illness the next.
We live in a global culture that relies on the conventional medical attitude of “ill to the pill,” and “fix” the disease or injury by cutting unwanted tissue or parts away. We go to the doctor for help, and he or she writes out a prescription to be filled by a pharmacy.
If the situation is serious enough, he or she will refer us to surgery to “fix” it. This response comes from an obsolete, but persistent view of the universe as one giant machine, rather than one vast thought. Physicists assure us of the latter, but we reflexively assume the former.
Is Surgery Your Last Option?
When it comes to a recommendation of surgery, we should question it, and gather as much evidence as possible before making a decision. If you review the literature, you will see millions of documented cases of miracles, including major healings, even restoring bones or wounded eyes. Sometimes the healings occur in advance of scheduled operations, such as cases of cancer, where the patient goes to the operation, and the physicians can’t find the cancerous tissue.
Medical technology is advancing faster and faster, and illnesses can now be treated on a cellular level. Personalized medicine, based upon mapping the human genome is becoming available. The vital role of preventive nutrition is increasingly recognized.
Holistic, integrative medicine, drawing on a vast toolset of healing therapies and modalities drawn from cultures around the world is becoming mainstream. More and more, insurance companies are actually covering therapies that were originally questioned, such as chiropractic or homeopathy.
Even in conventional medicine, more and more physicians are tuning into complementary therapies that can assist the surgical outcome, such as visualization of the reduction and elimination of cancerous cells. Mind / Body medicine, pioneered by medical doctors, such as Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil, are appearing less and less radical, and more a part of standard medicine.
When you face a true emergency that is life threatening, such as bullet wounds or a car accident, conventional, Western medicine is very effective… the best in the world. Surgery procedures often include the use of lasers that can cut with the utmost precision. American hospitals and clinics are strong on acute care, but weak on chronic illnesses.
The U.S. ranking in health has fallen down to the 40’s against other nations. More people die in childbirth in Washington D.C. than many emerging economies.
Prayer For Healing, Surgery and Beyond
When you look at prayer in relation to possible surgery, you look at before, during and after the operation. Some people have weeks to prepare; others almost no time at all.
Prayer is really a form of communion with the Creator of the Universe, the Source of our Being, our only True and Ultimate Self. While some traditions, such as Islam, require kneeling and prostration, using memorized, recited or chanted words, this is not always necessary.
Simple, powerful prayers that seemed to come directly from His heart exemplified the Life of Jesus Christ. Jesus’s teaching went against the notion that we needed to impress God in any way, or bribe Him with favors.
Jesus taught that God is our Father, who wants to give us the best in any situation. A close examination of the gospel accounts will show that God is seen as all forgiving, that He is not really keeping points. Jesus declared that the Father makes the rain fall on the “just” and the “unjust” alike.
The Apostle Paul urged the early Christians to pray without ceasing, to simply talk to God. The custom emerged to ask God in Jesus’s name, because Jesus of Nazareth on the cross revealed a love that was infinite and eternal.
The whole point of life is eventually seen to be in total communion with both Creator and Creation.
When we face the possibility of surgery, we can ask God for total clarity on the matter, as well as inner direction on which course of action would be most appropriate.
We can also reach out to others and ask them to pray for us. Group prayer, and persistent prayer, day after day, week after week, is extremely powerful. We can’t really put a limit on what it will accomplish. I have called up Silent Unity out of Unity Village (1-800-NOW-PRAY) Missouri time and again, and the various issues have cleared up without exception. They put your name on a prayer sheet, and you are prayed for 30 days in a row. This service is without charge, although they accept charitable donations.
I have undergone two major surgeries so far, with both going well. Each time, I ended up becoming much more inwardly directed and more spiritually minded. I came to see that we are all totally in the hands of God, and we live only as long as He pleases.
This (video below) prayer before any surgery can be your initial guide:
Our life is a precious gift. We are divine and will always be with him. I don’t believe death is the end, but the beginning. I am amazed at stories I hear around near-death experiences where people are totally caught up in the power of divine love as they experience leaving their bodies.
The key is to connect to that love and divinity on the deepest level and let it guide you (let it be through prayer or your actions). Connect with It – trust It – and flow with It.
Prayer For You or Someone Going Into Surgery
Here is a sample prayer. However, I would urge you to use your own words. Simply speak to God.
“Great Physician and Lord of Love, guide me through this operation. I am now completely in Your hands. I know that You are with me right now and will never leave me. Bless all the physicians, attendants and nurses here, who are totally committed to healing me. Guide their every thought, word and deed to bring me back to perfect health. May I recover rapidly and be even stronger than before. I thank you for your continuous presence in this very situation. May I share Your love with them and grow through this into an ever deepening appreciation of your glory.”
Faith is ultimately about surrendering to the Divine Presence within us, that fills the entire Universe. As we let go and open up, we are free to truly live. We simply need keep our eyes on the Source of Life, the Great I AM.
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