“Prayer for Weight Loss”
Many years ago, I created a 1-question quiz to help Take Back Your Temple readers identify some common sabotaging beliefs that oppose weight loss.
Over 600 readers took the quiz. Here were the top 3 results:
- This is too hard: 28%
- I messed up before so I might as well quit: 14%
- Other: 15%
Eye-opening isn’t it?
Digging deeper into the ‘Other’ responses, most could be summarized in this one:
- “It will always be a struggle. I always fail. I get excited, then get stuck over and over.”
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11:22-24).”
Jesus, you are worthy to be praised! When I lift You up, I am lifted up. Help me to magnify You above all toxic thinking. You magnify Your word above Your name. The greater Your word becomes, the smaller my challenges to weight loss become. I rebuke all thoughts that oppose Your word. I take them captive to Your obedience. I believe Your word that says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Your word says “I can do.” But my negative stronghold says “I can’t do.” Whose report will I believe?Your word says “all things” but my toxic thoughts say, “some things, but not this one.” Whose report will I believe?Your word says, “through Christ” but I say, “I’ll do it alone.” Whose report will I believe?Your word says, “who strengthens me” but I say, “I’m too weak.” Whose report will I believe?This day, I believe the Lord’s report! I refuse to live in unbelief any longer. Help my unbelief. Unbelief keeps me mentally tormented. Help me Jesus to believe Your word above my thoughts and feelings. They can deceive me and are persistent, like an overgrown brier patch. They try to keep me stuck where I am.But I know that you designed me to prosper and be in health as my soul prospers. Through the power of Your Holy Spirit, I can clear out these toxic brier patches and plant the good seed of your word. And my efforts will succeed because Your strength empowers me!Help me to be diligent in keeping myself encouraged every day, Jesus. Renew my strength so that I don’t grow weary in doing good. If I mess up, I will learn from my mistakes and keep moving forward – even if I have to crawl ahead. I will get there!I renounce the scale as my god. It is but a tool. It has no power over me, except that which I choose to give it. If I am allowing the scale to control me, then give me the courage to put it away, Jesus. Help me to pay attention to other signs that I am moving in the right direction for my health – boosted energy, increased confidence, and greater mental focus. I praise You for every sign of progress I make! You are my rock and I depend on You to lead and guide me every day. Amen.
“Prayer for Weight Loss”
Be Blessed with Health, Healing, and Wholeness,
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
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“Prayer for Weight Loss”
Thank you for this prayer, I needed something to boost my confidence that I can do all things through CHRIST and this has help. Thank you again. GOD bless you !!!
You are welcome, Janet – all glory to God!
Perfect words and prayer for today. I am bouncing between 176 and 180, not seemingly going down on the weight. BUT GOD, …. The scale is not my god, weight loss is not my god. Day by day I have victory.
Just crawled into bed feeling weary and discouraged, looked at my phone one last time and your message was there. What a blessing to be reminded of God’s promises and feeling so lifted by your prayer.
God bless you Kimberly ❤️
Thank you for letting me know that God’s word has encouraged you. May He continue to bless you as you walk closely with Him day-by-day!
Beautiful and heart-touching prayer. In Jesus’ precious and magnificent Name, let every heart say, “Amen.”
Thanks for the article. I NEEDED this step by step prayer and Insight.
Hi Kimberly, thanks for all the hard work and effort you put into helping others succeed with their goal to loose weight. I’ve been receiving your emails and reading your articles for a long time and they’ve helped me to grow closer to God and they’ve inspired me to take better care of my health.
Anyway, I would like to ask you a question but it’s not related to weight loss, and I hope you don’t mind that it’s not a weight loss question. In one of your articles you mentioned that you were 40 something when you were married. And I was wondering if you’ve ever considered writing articles about the challenges and joys of being married over 40 and how your faith helped you to make the transition from being single for most of your life to being married?
A few months ago the Lord spoke to my heart about speaking out loud to my ” mountain” of obesity,and calling death to that addiction in my life…then the Lord showed me i not only had a ” mountain” to speak the word of God against but that i had a whole ” mountain range” to speak against. So I began to speak death to those ungodly things in my life that needed overcoming. As I listened to the Holy Spirit he began to show me specific strongholds in my life. I called death to them and stood on the word of God that ( Mark 11:22-24) now when I hear my Lord speak I hear Him confirm my freedom from obesity, from the spirit of gluttony, and from other things from my former “mountain range” strongholds. I praise the Lord daily for my freedom and I do not forget all His benefits( psalm 103)!