Many of us can feel overwhelmed by the ease that we have in putting on weight, or the difficulty we find in losing it. We often feel unnecessarily guilty in a society that does not recognise that each of us has different rates of metabolism and different types of genetic inheritance. Alongside this we are surrounded by a mixture of media influences that put unreal expectations upon us all. Food can then become a comfort and fill the spaces in our lives left by disappointment, loneliness or grief.
With God's love working deeply in our hearts we can begin to love ourselves again. We can allow this transformation in our lives to flow out of us, giving us strength, courage, and hope. Changing the way we view food and eating can release us into everything God desires us to be in our heart, mind, body and spirit.
(a prayer for dieting from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
follow this link for prayers which ask for God's strength and courage when you are faced with challenging circumstances.
Encouraging words to pray daily as you diet:-
here's a scripture worth meditating on and remembering as you seek to loss weight:-
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Phil 4:13, (NLT)
Here is a short famous prayer that you can pray daily as you seek to lose weight:-
Lord, please bless my efforts to lose weight today.
Help me to keep the vision of being lighter and fitter.
Watch over me as I seek to monitor all I eat.
Help me to enjoy food and to love and care for myself as I diet.
(a daily prayer for losing weight from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Remember that no matter how successful you are in your weight loss program, you will always carry something of God's love, peace and joy into the world everyday:-