15 Powerful Prayers For Weight Loss

Do you know that prayers for weight loss can assist you in your weight loss program?

Dieting or making healthy diet choices is never easy because there are many factors that go into losing weight, especially intense emotions. I embarked on a weight loss journey a couple of months ago.

Therefore, I understand how essential dieting and seeking a healthy lifestyle. One thing I learned is, weight loss being a dieting journey, is never easy, basically because no one likes to skip meals.

We simply can’t quit eating because we are trying to lose weight. Hence, the need to seek God’s help in our weight loss journey. You may want to ask, can prayer help you lose weight?

The answer clearly is yes! God wants us to flourish and be full of joy. Thus, the need to prayerfully engage him for our weight loss. This is why I have compiled 15 powerful prayers for weight loss for you.

The Bible has many inspirational but powerful insight about weight loss (see 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 to get started)

 

Below Are 15 Payers For Weight Loss

1. Prayer for Weight Loss.

James 4:17 – If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

Dear God, I am deeply sorry for my negligence and harmful indulgences. Please help me to stop stress eating, reduce carb intake and give me the grace to maintain proper nutrition.

Lord, help me to find and maintain a proper weight loss plan. Please help me also to make healthy diet choices because I do not know how to make healthy feeding decisions.

As I have begun this journey, I pray that you will use this new regimen to bring me to the ideal weight. Help me not to gain more weight than I should.

In all, I ask for the grace to be able to strike a balance in my dieting and exercise routines. Make my body image what You want it to be.

In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.

2. Prayer For Proper Nutrition & Dieting.

 1 Corinthians 6:19-Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you.

Dear Almighty God, I desire to lose weight, so I pray you grant me the grace to discipline myself to adopt beneficial health practices.

I know that true health only comes from you. While it may be tough, I know if I remain on course, I will be able to maintain proper nutrition and dieting.

However, dear Lord, some days I find it almost impossible to discipline my appetite, hence I ask that you help me fight off these severe cravings.

Help me to maintain healthy feeding habits. I also pray that you provide me with strength and determination so that I will be able to achieve physical fitness speedily through proper nutrition.

I also ask that you make me a good dieter and show me clever ways to stay focused and on the path of weight loss. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.

3. Prayer For a Healthy Lifestyle.

3 John 1:2– Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your past deliverances in my life. I want to live a healthy lifestyle, however, the excess fat that I have accumulated over the years is posing a huge threat to my achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

My state of obesity is threatening to drown me. Hence, I need your help, Lord. I have seen and heard testimonies of Your great power both in Scripture and in the world around me today.

Father, I want to lose this weight fast. I have been in a cycle for so many years. Having the kind of body and shape that I am not proud of.

Hence, I ask that You’ll intervene and save me from my current overweight state with Your Mighty Hand. I know You can aid me in my journey toward health.

In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

4. Prayer To Stop Overeating & Stress Eating.

Proverbs 25:16 – Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, that you not have it in excess and vomit it.

Almighty God in Heaven, I admit the fact that I overeat most of the time. I find myself eating and overeating until I am too full.

This unhealthy and addictive habit comforts me, and I do not know why! Please set me free from this bad habit.  I gravitate to foods that are not healthy.

Dear Father, I just don’t know how to crave a salad, an apple, or any other healthy food. Instead, I have this uncontrollable craving for junk and other fast foods. I need you to switch my desires.

Loving God, I need your wisdom to guide me away from the path of unhealthy eating habits. I need you to come through for me so that I will learn how to feed myself with good meals. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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5. Prayer For Losing Weight.

1 Corinthians 10:13 – But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Dear Lord Jesus, I am beginning to think that my weight loss plan will not yield any visible result.

I am afraid because the scale has not moved since I embarked on this weight loss journey, in fact, I am almost getting frustrated.

Father, I am doing my best to have the best possible outcome, but the lack of progress has literally left me discouraged.

Please help me to overcome this weight hurdle so that I can live a healthy life. Motivate me to exercise regularly so that my body will become physically active again. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

6. Prayer To Find A Profitable Weight Loss Plan.

Romans 12:1 – Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice…

Almighty and Everlasting God, my clothes do not fit anymore, I’m losing my self-esteem and becoming negatively self-conscious.

I currently feel unattractive because I have become someone I don’t recognize anymore when I see my reflection. Loving God, I’m losing my mind because this is not who I am, you did not create me with all of this extra weight.

I feel very unlovable and uncomfortable in this extra weight. Therefore, I pray that you provide me with the right weight loss plan.

Also, remind me daily that my worth doesn’t come from my physical size but from You dear Lord because understanding my worth will undoubtedly help me to deal squarely with this weight problem.

In all, help me to understand that this weight loss journey is a marathon, and not a sprint so that I can put in my best effort. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

7. Prayer For Right Diet Plan.

1 Corinthians 10:31– So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Dear Lord God, you are aware that dieting is such a difficult thing for me. Sometimes, I start off strong, then I get tired and really frustrated.

At other times, I simply can’t stand the low-calorie foods that my dietician recommended I  eat in order to lose weight.

Gracious God, is there something I am doing wrong? What is broken inside of me that food is comforting? What am I missing Lord?

Why am I even overweight in the first place? Is there a more appropriate diet out there that will suit me better? Father, if there is, please illuminate the path to it.

You know that I don’t really want to diet. Neither do I want to cut calories, nor engage in exercises, but I don’t want to be this big anymore.

This process is scary, hence I need your divine intervention, so please rescue me from this overweight problem.

However dear Lord, if I have to diet, help me find new diets and food choices. I also understand that the fact that they are healthy doesn’t mean that they cannot be delicious.

Jesus, I ask that You open my eyes and give me the wisdom to prepare them in ways that will make my taste buds sing every time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

8. Prayer To Achieve Weight Loss Goal.

Proverbs 25:27– It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.

O Lord, I have been finding it difficult not to envy people who have trim bodies. I don’t know if I’m imagining it, but it seems like everywhere I look, I see thin people everywhere and this makes me feel overwhelmed.

Father, I believe that there is nothing these people have done that I cannot achieve. I desperately want to be smaller and healthier, but it feels like I will never achieve this, mostly because I have no idea how to get there.

So, I am asking that you help with my weight loss goal. I also pray that you will give me the right kind of body. Many times, I feel very discouraged and tired.

That’s why I’m asking that you give me the strength to overcome this weight issue. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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9. Prayer For Weight Loss Help.

Ephesians 2:20 -Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

Dear God, you know how much I’m tired of living this way, I seem to be helpless.

I keep indulging in those bad habits that will not help me lose the extra weight, because I cannot stop myself, most times, I crash my diet plans.

Dear Father, I have a problem that I do not know how to overcome.  I pray that you save me from myself, I’m literally a slave to my appetite and food.

O Lord, I can’t stop thinking about eating or what I. going to consume the next minute. Father, I wish I could focus on other things, but it clearly appears that food has a stronghold over me.

And I do not want food to be my god, but you Lord. Send me the right help and nudge me toward the journey of a healthier lifestyle.

10. Prayer For Crash Diet.

Isaiah 41:13– For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Dear Lord, please help me not to fall into depression or anger when my current weight does not come off as fast as I would like. You know I have a lousy relationship with food.

Thus, I ask that you help me change the way I approach eating. Help me to fix my eyes on You and not the scale, so that I will gain all of my strength from you.

Please reveal if I’m not following my diet and not even realizing it. Help me to stay wisely accountable to my goal. Open my eyes where they need to be opened so that I can truly succeed in this health and fitness task.

Thank You because You have always been there with me through this weight loss journey. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

11. Prayer for a Sound Exercise Program.

Psalm 23:3– he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

Thank You, dear Father, because You are the Source of true strength. I know that to shed excess weight, I would also need to engage in physical exercises.

Lord, I do not want to waste precious time and energy carrying out the wrong ones for my body type. Therefore, I pray that You would connect me to the very best exercise plan for me and help me to engage with them on a regular basis. Thank You, Lord.

I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen

12. Prayer For Self-Discipline &  Weight Loss.

1 Corinthians 10:31– So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Dear Lord, I’m grateful for Your unending grace. I know that to be successful in this weight loss journey, I need to be disciplined.

Lord, I ask now for the grace to completely avoid unhealthy eating habits and stick strictly to my new meal plans and exercise program.

I ask for the grace to overcome the temptation to slack in my commitment to healthy weight loss. Father, I ask for the grace to keep it up so that my eating habits will glorify Your Holy Name. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

13. Prayer for Weight Loss Support Group.

Acts 2:46-47a- Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.

Dear God, I thank You for you are the Giver of good gifts, including friends. I know that even as You are with me, You also want me to be physical with other like-minded people in this journey.

Lord, I pray that You would connect me to them, according to Your will. Like the members of the early church, may we be united together to overcome the weight issues we face?

I pray that we will be channels of encouragement and strength to one another. Father, I also pray that we would achieve our weight loss goals for Your glory.

In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

14. Prayer for an Ideal Weight & Shape.

Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Dear Almighty God, I’m grateful because all your plans for my life are good and beautiful. I pray that I will begin to see positive changes in my physical body.

Restructure my body so, I will a better shape. Let Jesus be at the center of my weight loss journey. And give me a shape that I will be very proud of in no time.

In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

15. Prayer For Unhealthy Eating Habits.

2 Corinthians 12:9a– But he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

Dear Heavenly Father, I’m thankful that You are a Fountain of grace and strength. I admit that I’m experiencing weight issues as a result of some poor eating habits.

Lord, I pray for the grace to be continuously victorious over unhealthy and junk food. Give me the grace to abandon all the harmful foods for wholesome and healthy ones You have made abundantly available.

Help me to overcome food addiction and over-indulgence so that I can be as healthy as You want me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Conclusion

It is God’s desire that His children live healthy and profitable lives. So, are you doing stress eating or emotional eating? Has weight loss been a challenge for you?

Do you desire an ideal weight and total bodily wellness?  I have good news for you. These are things God can achieve without even breaking a sweat. He has the power to aid you through the journey and into astounding success.

Dear friend, never underestimate the power of prayer. It can accomplish the impossible. Because God is the Source of true success, it is important that He is at the center of your weight loss journey.

Be determined to change your eating habits and adopt a healthy and profitable lifestyle. Then pray earnestly for God’s divine presence all the way through. Please share these prayers for weight loss with your friends and family.


Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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