I am sure the circulator has already called a 'time out' to verify that surgery is being performed on the 'correct patient, correct location.'
Sadly, the artist neglected to include the anesthesiologist; perhaps he was out of view, changing the CD at the moment this was painted.
Please say a prayer for a priest friend of ours who is having a surgical procedure on Monday.
Here is a prayer for those who are undergoing surgery:
PRAYER BEFORE SURGERY
I believe in You, my God, because You are eternal truth.
I hope in You, my God, all good and merciful.
With my whole heart, I love You.
I am truly sorry for all my sins because I have thereby offended You, so good and worthy of all my love.
Grant me Your help, especially now that I am about to undergo surgery.
In You I place my full confidence and trust.
I realize that You are with me and shall assist both the physicians and nurses to help me regain my health and strength.
I have not published prayers for a while, but this one certainly goes in the list of Prayers You Should Say Before You Die.