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prayer for weight loss

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Featured below are three modern prayers to help with losing weight. The first prayer asks God for help with changing eating patterns and exercising more. The second prayer asks for God's protection on the feelings and decisions involved in dieting. Finally, there is the beautiful “Serenity Prayer” which asks for God’s wisdom as you seek change in your life. You may wish to make this a daily short prayer to God.

Prayer for weight loss


I seek to have more of you Lord,
Your words of life, your vision,
Your love and hope running through my life.

And Lord I hope to be less, in terms of my weight and size. I know you love me as I am, but I would so love to feel free. So Lord, I need you here. Help my mind to be filled with excitement about changing the foods I eat. Help my body to be enthused about moving more, about stretching and exercising. And help my heart to be soft and hopeful, full of vision for the future and love for my life, my family and my friends.

Thank you that in all this I am not on my own. I walk with you.


Prayer for dieting

Dear Lord,

Only you see the whole story, only you understand the reasons why I find myself needing to diet. You are my Father and I rest in your arms, so I pray that you would watch over this new attempt to diet. Come and enlighten my mind, reveal new food choices, exercise and vitality for my life. Lord, help me keep my emotions in check. May I not use food as a comfort for my feelings. Rather, may I bring these feelings to you. And Lord, help me to have vision and hope. May I take each day and rather than seeing it as a pass or fail, see it as a good try.

Lord, come change my habits with your breath of love and life.

In Jesus name,


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the serenity prayer

a famous prayer asking God for wisdom, peace and courage when we need to seek change in our lives:-

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

a prayer attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr (1892-1971)
discover the full version of the Serenity Prayer here

"come change my habits with your breath of love and life"

bible verses about God's strength

"Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

(2 Corinthians 12:9-10, NLT)

"The Lord is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
my father's God, and I will exalt him."

(Exodus 15:2, NIV)

"You are my strong shield, and I trust you completely. You have helped me, and I will celebrate and thank you in song. You give strength to your people, Lord, and you save and protect your chosen ones."

(Psalm 28:7-8, CEV)