Dear heavenly Father, You know that I have been gaining considerable weight recently - probably as a result of some medical reason. Lord, You know that the doctors think it may be connected with a hormone imbalance or even an overactive thyroid or chronic stress, but whatever the reason, I pray that You would give me the grace to control my weight and to reduce it to a normal level.
Lord whatever the cause of my unexplainable weight gain– I ask that in Your grace You would help me to overcome it and to address the root cause of my weight.
Father You know that this has been causing me a lot of emotional pain and embarrassment both at work and with my family. Please help me and heal me, I pray. Thank You Lord for listening to my prayer and for caring for the problems in the lives of all Your children,
Thank You Father,
Dear God, I am coming to You as I need Your help. I have tried to lose weight many times over but I find it so difficult to stop eating. Lord - I like to call it a little bit of ‘cuddly’ weight - but I know that in all honesty this should be labelled for what it is – it’s stems from gluttony.
Lord, I am ashamed that I cannot control my eating habits and it is becoming embarrassing to me – and I believe that it is also developing into a health problem as I am finding I have some breathing problems. Help me Lord, I pray to rid myself – not just of the weight, but of the fixation I have for food.
Lord I want to stop lying to myself and to You - and face this problem head on and call it what it is…. an eating obsession. I have been critical of others in the past, who have had other forms of obsession – for which I ask Your forgiveness, but I want to face the truth in my own life and I am coming to You to ask Lord, to ask for Your guidance and help as I seek to break this evil habit in my life.
Thank You Lord for always being there for me,
I thank You for all the provision
Dear Lord Jesus I bring my dear friend to You, who has been such a good support throughout much of my Christian life – but Lord they have started to have some serious health problems that are related to obesity - and even find difficulty in walking and carrying out some of the simple, everyday tasks of life. I know that they would like to slim down – and indeed are trying… but as they get older and less mobile, the task of losing weight is becoming much harder for them.
I lift them up to You now and ask that in Your grace You would minister to their need to lose weight. They know that their weight is not truly honouring to You – and so I pray that You would minister to their point of need, and if necessary give them a wake-up call to take more diligent care of their body – which is the temple of the Holy Spirit .
You know that they have not only been a support to me in my Christian walk, but in the lives of many other people – but this excessive weight problem is putting serious limitations on their life and could result in them becoming immobile. In Your grace minister into this need, I ask in Jesus name,
Lord I know in my heart that my excessive weight gain is not honouring to You and I have recently come to understand that because I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit of God actually lives within this body of mine! How wonderful to realise that my physical body is a temple of the Holy Spirit of God – how I praise You for this understanding. This is an awesome thought and I know that our bodies should honour the Lord in every way - in what we say and do, but also in what we eat and drink… for we are to do everything as unto the Lord.
Forgive me Lord that I have not been honouring to You but have indulged in over-excessive eating, which I now realise is a form of idolatry – and this has shocked me. I know Lord, that many overweight people have thyroid problems and their weight in not their fault – but I confess that my weight is of my own doing. But I want to change my eating habits – not just so that I can look better, but more importantly that I may honour You with my whole body, soul and spirit
Thank You that my body if a temple of the Spirit of God and help me I pray to change my eating habits so that I honour You in every part of my life – I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ..