Is there a prayer that will help you lose weight without you having to change anything with your eating or exercise? Here was my answer to one reader.
Lay Aside Every Weight
"Take Back Your Temple" is a Christian weight loss program for women, founded on prayers for losing weight that ask God for restoration of our bodies as His temple.
Many Christian women try to lose excess weight with diets. However, the pounds often come back. Why? Because a diet can never overcome emotional or binge eating to cope with painful life issues. But God can!
"No longer am I fighting myself and addiction to food..."
I want to thank you for Take Back Your Temple membership. It has turned my attitude around. No longer am I fighting myself and addiction to food. I have asked God to take back His temple and rid me of bad eating habits. This is not a gimmick; it is founded in respecting our bodies as God's temple."
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Body Restoration Prayer
To change your life, you must change the way you look at things. The word of the Lord that is coming to me now is “Restoration.” The following is a prayer for restoration I wrote for you.
Prayer for Weight Loss: Combat Discouraging Thoughts
If you are struggling with sabotaging beliefs that oppose weight loss, you are not alone. Here is a weight loss prayer to help.
How do I ask God to help me lose weight?
Because God's way to change is inside-out, here is a sample weight loss prayer that focuses the heart and mind:
"Oh, Lord! I rejoice that your Word is forever settled in Heaven. I need your Word to settle my heart and mind so that I persevere on my weight loss journey until the end. I present my body to You as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable, and pleasing to you. Cleanse, restore, and revive me on this journey according to your Word.
Let your will be done on this Earth, in this Earthen vessel, so that the excellence of your Power may be of you and not of me. Be glorified as I undertake this challenge. I want the thoughts that I think and the words that I speak to agree with what You said. And because it is your Word, it will not return to You Void, but it will prosper in the thing for which You sent it. I praise You for the changes in my mind and body to come. In Jesus' name, Amen."
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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about prayers for losing weight.
Is praying good for weight loss?
Yes, praying is good for weight loss because you need God's wisdom and strength to overcome struggles on your weight loss journey, from facing food temptations to managing stress. Prayers will also give you supernaturally-inspired motivation to finally succeed in reaching your ideal weight and maintain it.
What does God say about losing weight?
While the Bible does not give scripture about losing weight, it does share that God looks on the heart while man looks at the outward appearance (1 Samuel 16:7). Therefore, the Lord approaches any life issue from the heart, healing issues from the inside-out.