I often receive emails for prayers for losing weight. But many years ago, I received a unique request from a gentleman:
“Could I ask how do I pray an extremely powerful prayer with 100% unwavering faith to ask the “I AM” to have me lose 40 kgs of weight healthy, supernaturally and miraculously?”
I wasn’t sure if I understood the request correctly, so I wrote back:
“It sounds like you are looking for a prayer that will help you lose weight without you having to do or change anything with your eating or exercise. Is that correct?”
“Yes!” He answered.
Here was my response in part and I hope it helps you today:
I applaud you for wanting to achieve a healthy weight. I know how to pray to God for wisdom concerning weight loss, but I do not know a prayer that will enable you to lose weight without you having to change anything. In my own Christian weight loss journey of losing 85 pounds and keeping it off for almost 20 years, the Lord helped me through wisdom to change and gave me strength to follow through on good health habits each day, which I could not do on my own. The reason I asked for these things is that I knew the same habits that I built to lose weight would be the same ones I needed to keep it off!”
Although the Bible is full of promises about health and wisdom, it does not address losing weight in its pages.
Because God does make promises concerning health, wisdom, and strength, a faith-filled weight loss prayer must focus on factors that agree with God’s word.
That is why you can have confidence that the answer to the prayer below is “yes” and “amen” because it is based upon God’s word about health and wisdom!
In this article, we will cover:
|Prayers for Losing Weight: Health and Wisdom|
|Praying Powerful, Faith-filled Prayers|
|Heeding God’s Answer on your Weight Loss Journey|
Prayers for Losing Weight: Health and Wisdom
Gracious Heavenly Father,
You said in your word that if anyone lacks wisdom, they can ask You and You will give them wisdom liberally and without reproach (James 1:5). I come to you in the name of Jesus asking for wisdom.
My desire is to care for my body as Your temple so that I may glorify you in my body and my spirit (1 Corinthians 6:20). My goal is to\ be about my Father’s business each day, following the example of my Lord and Savior, Jesus (Luke 2:49).
According to your Word in Psalm 107:20, You sent Your word to heal me, and deliver me from destruction. Your Word brings health and healing and reveals to me the abundance of peace and truth (Jeremiah 33:6).
Give me the desire to make food choices that bring life, energy, and vitality to my body and clarity to my mind. Help me to judge wisely and focus on proper nutrition and healthy eating each day that benefits my body’s form and function.
Out of Your goodness, you have given me many foods to enjoy. Give me a heart and mind to choose those foods that taste good to me and are good for me.
Give me strength to heed the wisdom in your word: “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any (1 Corinthians 6:12).”
I realize that some foods, particularly junk food, are not helpful to me. They hijack my brain so that I lose self control, making me feel like a slave to food at times. However, I realize that self-control is a fruit of Your Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Like fruit cannot grow unless it is connected to the vine, so I cannot grow in self-control without connection with You.
As such, my path to freedom is to walk in the Holy Spirit to yield the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:16). I present my body to You Lord as a living sacrifice each day, holy, acceptable and pleasing to you, which is my reasonable service. I renew my mind according to Your word and I am transformed (Romans 12:1-2)!
Thank you, Lord that You have created my body fearfully and wonderfully (Psalm 139:14). My body is a walking miracle. Give me enthusiasm to exercise so that I may strengthen my body and have the energy to do the things you call me to do.
Most of all, Lord, give me wisdom to put You first in my life because You have said that if I seek first Your kingdom and its righteousness, all things will be added to me. Thank you, Father, for giving me the gift of abundant wisdom today. In Jesus name, Amen.
Praying Powerful, Faith-filled Prayers
Powerful, faith-filled prayers are not based on emotion nor our circumstances, but knowing God’s will for your life.
Here is one of the verses that gives us confidence the Lord answers prayers:
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”– 1 John 5:13-15
What an amazing promise!
God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”– Numbers 23:19
I recommend studying each of the scriptures in the prayer above. Meditate on them until they sink into your Spirit. You want to know these scriptures so well that they become part of you.
You will know that they have become part of you when they renew your mind and manifest in the healthy choices you make in your weight loss program.
Care for your body then becomes an honor and blessing, not a burden.
Heeding God’s Answer on your Weight Loss Journey
Even if you lost weight miraculously, you will still need wisdom to maintain a healthy weight, especially if poor health habits caused the weight gain in the first place.
Prayer is a two-way communication street; not only do you ask for the Lord’s wisdom but you listen as He speaks to you. Consider the wisdom that God has already given you.
Here is a scripture to ponder:
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”– James 4:17
What good things do you already know to do that will help you obtain a health weight?
What wisdom has already revealed to you that are standing in the way of releasing extra weight?
According to this scripture, you have a responsibility to do what you know is good.
Write down all the wisdom that you already have about health. Then ask God daily to give you strength to put it into action – starting today.
Do not ever give up striving to be healthy and honor your body as God’s temple each day.
My prayer for you today is that you put your faith into action every day on your weight loss journey. According to scripture, you will inherit the promises of God with faith and patience!
Updated: January 2, 2022
Be blessed in health, healing and wholeness,
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. Do you struggle with eating too much sugar? If so, you are not alone!
Overcoming sugar addiction was a key factor on my journey to losing 85 pounds and dropping from a size 22 to a size 8.
In our 14-day Sugar Detox Challenge (inside the the Take Back Your Temple program), you’ll get the same success strategies and support to gain peace in your eating habits and achieve lasting weight loss success.