As a Christian woman, you pray for all kinds of things, but have you ever said a prayer for weight loss? Here’s one to help you harness God’s power.
I am a huge fan of practical tips for losing weight.
The fact is, if you want to lose weight, you have to change some of the habits in your life.
But, often times, when we are carrying a lot of extra weight, there is a deeper heart issue involved. The only One who can transform your life and your body from the inside out is God.
If you are not making Him the center of your weight loss journey by regularly sitting at His feet in prayer, you are missing out on the most powerful tool available!
God wants to be a part of every aspect of your life, including your weight loss. Invite Him in and experience the Fruit of the Spirit’s self-control, joy, and peace while you learn to use your life and your body to honor the Lord.
Use calorie and point counters, exercise trackers, and meal plans, but don’t forget to start your day with prayer.
A Prayer for Your Weight Loss Journey
Heavenly Father, I love you.
Thank you for giving me an earthly body to serve You and others. Today, I offer it up to You and ask that You help me in my weight loss journey.
I’ve reached the end of my rope, Lord. I’ve been trying so hard, but my self-control runs out and when I mess up, I just feel like a failure and want to give up.
But you tell us to run with endurance, so I will keep on trying, leaning on Your Almighty strength along the way.
My stretch marks, belly, muffin top, aches and pains, and arm flaps can be so frustrating to me. Let them never distract me from the fact that my body is so very valuable to You.
You created me and You never make mistakes. You lovingly and carefully knit every part of me together. This broken vessel of mine feels weak and embarrassing sometimes, but You created it to be a temple of the Holy Spirit.
Let me always remember the gift that it is and teach me how to care for my body better.
Lord, I know you will love me whether I am 100 or 500 pounds. You don’t judge me based on my pant size or my outward appearance.
But you care that this extra weight makes life harder with pain, health issues, physical limitations, and so many insecurities.
Help me to lose this weight, Lord.
Help me to glorify You in my food choices and worship You in my exercise.
I don’t want to view healthy eating and exercise as a punishment. I want to be a good steward of this body, so empower me to reach for foods that will nourish my body and movement that will nurture it…and to genuinely enjoy them as ways to bring glory to You!
God, I don’t want to be a slave to food, giving in to emotional eating and binging on junk food. I want to experience your life-giving freedom, breaking every chain with Your mighty power.
I am a master of beating myself up with guilt after I make a mistake. Remind me to choose grace over guilt so that I can keep moving forward in Your footsteps instead of staying stuck rehashing my failures.
Help me to build a support system in my life that will bring me accountability and encouragement. Let them speak words of life to cheer me on in my successes and support me through the hard days.
Above all, use these things to draw me nearer to You. My desire is for more of You and less of me. Allow me to rest in the comfort of Your unfailing love and Your new mercies every morning.
Today, I offer my whole self to You as a living sacrifice.
I love You so much and I pray all of these things in Your Son’s holy name.