No, prayer does not help me lose weight. Eating fresh, whole foods, exercising daily, tracking my efforts and getting a good night's sleep are the most helpful in my weight loss efforts. Walking in nature, listening to music, spending time with family and friends and meditation all bring me a peaceful sense of well being that helps me stay on my path towards good health.
"It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abe Lincoln
Prayer changes things indeed. However, you will not see or feel results in one day. Yield ye not into temptation!!! Pray fervently & be honest with yourself. I'm constantly praying & asking God to help me. Little by little, it's working. Blessings!!
I am a big believe in the power of prayer and weight loss. I prayed years ago for God to help me with weight loss...He found sparks people for me......he turned me on to weight lifting, running, walking and eating healthy......I lost 60 lbs.
current weight: 110.5
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Being in a relationship with our Creator is a vital part of all of life, and prayer is an integral part of that relationship. Prayer won't make me lose weight, any more than talking with my wife will, but prayer helps put our priorities in place, including stewarding the things God has given to us in this life.
"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1Timothyï¿½4:7-8)
"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).
Prayer helps me feel rejuvenated and at peace with myself. I feel like God is taking over and I have less to worry about. However, instead of praying for Him to help me lose weight, I pray for Him to guide me with life decisions, and to help me focus on my goal and push myself to achieve it. I also ask that He take my insecurities away, and help me to gain the confidence in myself I often lack. I noticed that since I started praying, I'm more energetic, and I can accomplish more. It's awesome :)
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I'm not Christian myself, but here's my opinion on it.
I think prayer can certainly help as long you're realistic about it. You can pray to lose weight, but if you rely on that of course it won't work. Prayer is about getting help with things you are actively trying for. It's asking for the energy to workout, the discipline to chose an apple over a cookie; not just asking for the results. It's about God giving you the strength to walk on your walk on your own instead of carrying you to the finish line.
Highest: 178lbs Current: 128lbs Goal: Maintaining & Toning. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ~Margaret Thatcher
Prayer helps me; I feel more motivated and optimistic when praying for my weight loss efforts. It is hard for me to pray for myself; I need to remember I am loveable and have received grace-given gifts.
HOPE, LOVE, FAITH, JOY, HEALTH, GRATITUDE: Gifts
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