After My Child’s Surgery

398px-child-surgery_20100118This prayer is to be recited by a parent after a child’s surgery. It is a prayer of both gratitude and petition, thanking G-d for seeing the child through surgery while asking for healing. It also asks that G-d watch over all children recovering from surgery. It appears in my new book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing. There are seven prayers to be used before and after surgery in my book, including “For My Child’s Surgery.”

After My Child’s Surgery
G-d of renewal and strength,
Thank you for seeing my/our son/daughter
Through the many traumas of surgery.
Bless him/her with the gifts of comfort,
Healing and recovery,
As his/her body and spirit use Your Divine energy,
Endowed by Your loving hand,
On the journey toward wholeness.

Ease his/her pain.
Remove his/her suffering.
Grant him/her courage and endurance throughout these challenges,
Moments of joy and humor,
Happiness and love.

Bless [my/our] [son/daughter]
And all children whose recovery is not yet complete.
Erase their worries,
Strengthen their parents,
Fortify their partners
And bring peace to their families and friends.

May the One who heals with holiness and love,
Grant recovery to my son/daughter and to all children in need.

© 2013 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: Other prayers for healing include: “Upon Recovery from Surgery,” “For a Critically Ill Mother,” “For a Critically Ill Child,” “For a Critically Ill Father” and “For Healing the Spirit.”

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