Prayer for Weight Loss

Last updated on January 30th, 2023 at 05:49 am

Prayer for Weight Loss

Of course, we all know that prayer can be a wonderful and powerful tool for us to change our lives. It can be a way for us to ask God for strength or other characteristics, when we are trying to make a big change. We can even simply pray to Him and ask Him for His guidance and blessing on this journey.

One of the changes we may want to use prayer for is for when we are trying to lose weight and get healthy. Take a look below for some of the ways that you can use prayer to aid you in your weight loss journey. 

Why Should You Pray For Weight Loss?

As you already know if you are visiting this page, prayer is a very important tool and a crucial part of our lives as Christians and believers of the Lord. It can help to bolster your courage and confidence, as well as to deepen your connection with God. Prayer can be used to give thanks to the Lord, but it can also be used to ask something of the Lord if we are in need. We can ask for things that are not directly biblical, too, such as weight loss, and God will often answer. 

It is said that the only one who can transform your life and your body from the inside out is God, and of course this is true. If you are on a weight loss journey, pray to God for strength and for whatever else you need to see your goal to fruition. Make God the very center of this weight loss journey, as prayer can be the most valuable tool of all. It is important that you still work away at your weight loss goal, though. God will not make the pounds melt away if you do not put in the work. You should also implement other tools like weight loss trackers or food logs to help you lose the weight and become healthier in order to honor God. However, don’t forget to start your day or your workout with prayer, either! 

How To Pray For Weight Loss

There are a few different steps you can take to pray for weight loss and to invite God into your weight loss journey. Read on for a detailed overview of these important steps so you can implement them in your own daily life. 

Use A Weight Loss Prayer 

A prayer can help you to concentrate your goals and intentions for yourself, as well as to let God into your journey and let Him bolster you. You can implement the prayer in a number of different ways. You can speak it aloud, in the most traditional version of prayer, or you can journal it, think it, or even sing it. There are many ways that a prayer can be effective! It is a good idea to pray for specifics, like help in resisting the temptation of food cravings, for instance.

Below in the article, we will list a great weight loss prayer that you can use for this purpose. 

Look At Your Journey With Faith Eyes

What are faith eyes, you may be wondering? This step is simply instructing you to learn to recognize when God has answered your prayers, even if the way He has answered these prayers is not how you expected Him to. Sometimes the answers to your prayers will come in different ways than you thought they would. For instance, when it comes to weight loss, you may think that the only way your prayers are being answered is if your weight is dropping and you are seeing the pounds come off. However, there are other ways that God can answer your prayers, too. You should try to look at your life and your journey with faith eyes so that you can pinpoint the different ways that the Lord is showing up for you. 

For instance, were you able to recognize a certain pattern of emotion that you avoid by eating, or that you try to solve with food? Were you able to avoid using food to placate your emotions or to distract from the situation this time? This can be an example of God answering your prayers and helping you along your weight loss journey. It can be an example of how God has blessed you with the fortitude and strength to achieve your goals. Another way that God may be helping you with your weight loss was if you found yourself able to stop yourself during food cravings and pray to God instead. This shows that you are learning to seek God in the midst of temptation, and to rid yourself of this temptation. 

You should be sure to thank the Lord for answering your prayers, even in these more creative and unexpected ways. 

Abide in God With Steps Of Obedience

Last, but not least, is the step of abiding in God with steps of obedience. Abiding does not necessarily mean that you must sit passively and just believe in the Lord. This step, however, is still an action step. First, you must walk by faith. Then, you must spend focused time. And then, finally, you must engage in intentional actions. This is what it truly means to abide in God. 

So, what does this mean for your weight loss journey, you might be wondering? This means that not only should you be praying, but you should also put your faith into action in order to abide by God and by Christ. This can look like many things when you are trying to lose weight. For instance, you could join a weight loss program or group that can help to hold you accountable for your goals. Another thing that you can do is track your food intake and food habits, with an app or a food journal, for instance, and look for patterns so that you can understand how you treat the body that God created for you. It can even be as simple as removing a junk food that you find to be particularly tempting from your home. 

In Conclusion

If you are trying to lose weight, you can also turn to God to help you achieve this. Putting God at the center of your weight loss journey can be very helpful for you and can even help you to see results faster. You can follow some of the teachings of the Bible to help you implement steps that keep you on track and help you to see results, too. If you let the Lord into your journey, you are not alone.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to pray to God to lose weight?

There are many different prayers that you can use for weight loss, but what is most important is that you pray to God sincerely and ask Him for what it is that you need and that you desire. Ask Him to bless you and to guide you, and pray for the strength to resist temptations that may take you backwards in your weight loss journey as you strive to reach your goal.

Is there a prayer to lose weight?

Yes, there are different prayers out there that you can use to ask God to help you lose weight. One is as follows: “Lord, I come to You today to ask for affirmation. I have done all things and stayed away from all the food I am not supposed to have. Bless me, Father, for more strength to keep it this way. Give me the grace to be stronger and encourage me to keep pushing on.” It is important to ask God for the strength and courage you need, as you will still need to work at your weight loss goal to achieve it. 

What does God say about losing weight?

In the scripture, it is said that God does not care about how we look or appear to others, when it comes to our physical appearance. This includes our weight and our clothing size! God is more concerned with our heart and our values, and whether we are being good Christians and following His teachings. That being said, God does want us to be healthy. If our weight is affecting our health, we should exercise and eat better to take care of our bodies and treat them as the temples and holy vessels that they are. 

Can you ask God to help you lose weight?

Yes, you can ask God to help you gain weight. There are many prayers for just this purpose. However, you cannot just ask God to help you gain weight and expect to reap the benefits. It is only effective if you put in the work and the effort, too. You will need to keep up with your exercise regime and eat healthier to help yourself lose weight. It is better for you to pray to God for the strength to resist temptations that can affect your weight loss, for example, instead of praying for the pounds to go away.

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Lucas is a former worship pastor and Hillsong College graduate (2005). He has spoken at churches, conferences and worship events and loves inspiring people to be more than just a Sunday service-goer. He founded 15 Degrees NE and is one of our leading authors.

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