“Help a Body Out!” (Short Health Prayer)

Would our health goals change if we saw our bodies as a friend who needs our help, not a burden to criticize?

Pause and think about that.

By the end of this article, you’ll get a game-changing health prayer on this idea.

If your body could speak to you directly, I believe it would say: “Help a body out!”

After all, our bodies’ health is largely at the mercy of our daily food choices, stress management, and the exercise we choose (or don’t choose) to do.

short health prayer

Do me a favor: Make a fist, then watch as you open and close your hand. Twirl your hand around and see the miraculous in that slight movement.

Can you imagine the thought, design, and scientific principles the Lord applied in creating your body? The components the Lord had to assemble to make those hand actions possible?

Consider the bones, muscles, blood vessels, blood cells, all of the nutrients in the cells, not to mention the vast nerve communication network that transmits the message from your brain to your hand to move!

You may have spent years thinking of your body as a burden like I once did – that it was okay to abuse and neglect our bodies.

However, starting now, I want you to see your body as a friend who needs your help!

This concept in important – especially if you are seeking a prayer for health and healing.

Begin to appreciate all that your body does for you – a blessing.

Appreciating your Miraculous Body

King David appreciated his body as a miracle and praised God for it in Psalm 139:13-14:

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”

Take time to look in a full-length mirror, moving in different directions so you can view your body from various angles.

Banish any critical thoughts; let your body fascinate you! Praise God because He created you for a purpose, for a relationship with Him.

Your body is your “Earth suit” right now. But someday, when it is time for you to change addresses to live in heaven, you will inherit a different suit.

You will leave the body you inhabit now behind, exchanging it for a glorified body suitable for your heavenly habitation!

However, while you are here, become your body’s friend and train it to do what it should so you can finish life well.

Consider this “training” similar to training up a child in the way she should go!

Check out the Apostle Paul’s mindset toward his body in 1 Corinthians 9:25-27 (New Living Translation):

“All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.”

If you are in ministry, these scriptures are especially relevant!

Help your Body Out with Positive Health Habits

Consider your current daily habits:

• Do they support maximum performance for the body you inhabit, or do they slow you down, making it harder for your body to move and your brain to think?

• Are you supplying your body with the nutrients to make energy, support your immune system to defend you against disease, optimize your nerve function, and repair tissue injuries? 

Come on – help your body out!

• Fuel it optimally each day for nourishment

• Move it often each day to bring fresh oxygen into your cells and stimulate your circulation

Bring energy and life to your body through your daily health habits.

Help your Body Out of Lifestyle Diseases

You can also help your body out of the following risks:

  • Vulnerability to diseases that haunt your family history
  • Susceptibility to frequent emotional instability
  • Future disability

Praise God for your living, breathing body because it won’t be so forever; while you have it, use your body to love, speak edifying words, and serve others.

Glorifying God and contributing to others’ well-being are the highest purposes for which you can use your body!

Take the pledge: “I help my body out.”

A short prayer for good health follows:

Short Health Prayer

Lord, I praise You that You have made me fearfully and wonderfully! Marvelous are Your works and that my soul knows very well.

Please help me to help my body out! I want to eat foods that satisfy my mouth with good things and renew my youth like the eagle’s, according to Your word in Psalm 103:5. I want to move my body with purpose throughout the day to bring fresh oxygen to every cell and stimulate my circulation.

I want to eat foods that support emotional stability and sobriety, not hindering me in developing the mind of Christ.

Please help me use my body for its highest purposes: To glorify You and contribute to others’ well-being.

Thank You, Lord, for allowing me to glorify You in my body and spirit, which belong to You!

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

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About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • AMEN AMEN AMEN! (may this help a new believer who is taking this journey with us.)
    Thank you for the prayers and encouragement! I have been praying for a place like this. One that uses the Word of God instead of the world’s way. One that uses prayer to help fight the temptations the enemy will put in front of us and the verses to strengthen those prayers.
    Ephesians 6:13-16 is essential for our journey…
    13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the EVIL DAY, and having done all, to stand.
    14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
    15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
    16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench ALL the fiery darts of the wicked.
    1. Imagination or thought (fiery dart) that produces a…
    2. Desire (that waits for an)…
    3. Opportunity

    James 1:12-15; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 10:5-6 and 11:3
    Again, thank you Kimberly for all the encouragement and prayers. God bless you and all who want to transform their heart, mind, spirit and temple!

  • This message was just what I needed….Thanks you Kim, I’m going to keep starting over until I get it right….God Bless.

    • Thank you for your feedback, Ms. Spicy! May I make a suggestion? Instead of thinking of your journey as stopping/starting over, then think of it as ‘Continue’. After all, life goes on whether we are doing the things to reach our goal, right? Maintaining a humble heart, teachable spirit, and giving yourself grace for mistakes will serve you well as you continue on living. God bless you, Sister!

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