A Surgeon’s Prayer

“A Surgeon’s Prayer”

These fragile hands
That cut the flesh,
Steady them as if at rest.

Bless this patient
Yours and mine
Whose very life is your design.

Almighty God I do pray
Guide my hand
As I work today!



A Surgeon’s Prayer

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.


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