The Prayer that Changes Everything

This morning after my prayer time, God revealed a remarkable thing to me.

He told me the true meaning of the name “Take Back Your Temple.”

God gave me the name about a year after I started my own Christian weight loss journey.

At the time, I thought of the name as just a challenge to people of faith to take back their bodies, health, and lives.

But He told me that I was wrong. It was much more than that.

“Take Back Your Temple” is a prayer.

The name is meant as an individual’s cry unto Him. It is asking God to take control of your body and your life so He can use them for His purpose and agenda.

It is the submission of your will to His will. You recognize that God loves you and His plans for you are better than you have for yourself.

You view your body as God’s temple and invite Him in to care for it as such.

You don’t live out of your own strength. You live from His.

  • If you are struggling with your weight right now, then simply ask God to: “Take Back Your Temple.”
  • If you are struggling with destructive habits, simply pray to the Lord in the midst of it: “Take Back Your Temple.”
  • If you are struggling with fear, doubt, depression, stress, worry, or anxiety then invite God into the situation: “Take Back Your Temple.”

I believe that if you pray that simple, powerful four-word prayer with a sincere heart and persistence, then it will be answered.

It will be answered based on God’s word that our bodies are His temples, and we therefore are to glorify Him in our bodies and in our spirits (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Listen to God’s wisdom and put it into practice, day-by-day, step-by-step as you grow closer to Him on the journey.

May you take this message to heart, apply it in your own life, and forever be blessed!

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. Are you struggling with the challenges of emotional eating? Many people with eating issues know what to do but have a hard time doing it. That is where you need a community that supports each other!

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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.

  • Kim this really ministered to my heart it’s a pray to ask God as you said to take back our body and our life to use for his glory. I thank God for your ministry.

    • I praise God that it ministered to you, Debbie! May you continue to prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers

  • Good Morning Kimberly,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to share this encouraging message of truth.
    God’s word is transforming. I truly need Him in this hour. Your honesty and transparency have helped me tremendously. I admire your love for God & His word. This is a Lifestyle change and I need God every day to help me to obey. Keep shining forth for Jesus. Your life is making a difference in the lives of others.
    Abundant blessings,
    M. Tozer

    • Thank you so much for your encouragement, Michelle! I praise the Lord every day for His lovingkindness and tender mercies. My relationship with the Lord would not be as deep as it is if I hadn’t needed to rely upon Him for freedom from eating and weight issues. Every day, He proves Himself faithful. What the enemy meant for bad, the Lord worked out for good. As you walk out this journey with the Lord, you will grow in love with Him and His word more and more too. Watch it work in your life!

    • You are welcome, Melanie – our bodies are important not because of how they look but whom it contains. May the Lord bless you on this journey 🙂

  • I have a hard time believing that god wants the best for me. I have talked to god and I know doesn’t here me. Because i have ask him to take trhis man out of my life that is wrong and with no prevail he stills controls me. i to want to take my life back.

    • Hi Dee, it takes real courage to tell the truth about what you are going through and I applaud you for deciding that you want your life back. Fear should never be part of a relationship. Healthy relationships are built on trust, each person feeling safe mentally, emotionally, and physically. Obviously, you do not feel safe with this man. And you deserve to feel safe in your own home.

      You didn’t say if this man’s controlling behavior is through physical violence, but verbal, emotional, mental, and sexual abuse are just as bad.

      Your first priority is safety and you can’t do this alone. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) to get support. It is free. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Assistance is available in English and Spanish. A counselor can put you in touch with someone locally who can give you the resources you need so that you can feel safe again.

      Also, educate yourself about domestic violence so that you can break the cycle. You can do a Google search on the term.

      Again, getting to a safe place is your first step in taking your life back.

      You said God did not hear your prayer. Yes he did, but he didn’t answer it the way you thought he would. He brought you to this website and has opened a door for you to seek help from people ready and willing to assist you. It is up to you to step through that door to freedom.

      God’s word says that he wants you to prosper and be in health as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2). The relationship that you are in is not healthy, therefore it is not God’s best for you. You did not say if this man is your husband, but even if he is your husband, God does not call women to live with a man who is abusing them. He calls us to peace.

      Dee, I pray that you go through the door that God is opening for you. He has made a way for you. But you have to take the first step in believing him.

      God bless you!

  • I have another type of problem. I have quit smoking a whole bunch of times but continue to pick it back up.

    I will say this prayer and believe this will be time I will be able to stay away from them forever.

    I also struggle with weigth (extra 20 lbs) I yoyo diet alot. Please keep me in your prayers. Thank you and God Bless.

  • My sisterFrances saw you on 700 club and e-mailed the program to us. There is four of us sisters with a combined weight of about 1050 lbs. We re Christians but cannot seem to get it together. We are the queens of starting and stopping weight programs.

    Thank you for sharing, you’ve given us the boost we need to get up again. We don’t have a lot of money so to get something from the hand of God feels wonderful. Most people with something good sell it to you. Keep us in prayer; you know how being overweight and out of control feels.


  • My friend Phyllis just told me about your website. It lines up with what the Lord has been speaking to me, nudging me in this direction, , that my body is his temple. This gives me hope. We serve a mighty and loving God that cares for each and every one of us. Thank you! Kathy

  • The first day I signed up for “Take Back Your Temple my computer
    was out of black ink. The “Take Back Your Temple Declaration” and the “Seven Steps to Overcoming Emotional Eating” papers
    are hard to read as the ink seems to be fading. Would it be possible for these two articles to be posted on my email.

    Thank you

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