This post includes an encouraging exercise prayer to say when you need supernatural strength….
Hey sis… I know that sometimes finding the drive and determination to exercise can be very difficult. Especially when you feel weak, tired, stressed, or maybe even like you’re too far gone to ever even get into the shape you want…
I know because I’ve been there.
And I’m excited to tell you today, that there IS a way out of this cycle! And that way out is through none other than Jesus Christ. The Bible says that apart from Him, you can do nothing… But through Him (who gives you strength), you can do all things!
Even if it’s one baby step at a time. 🤍
Say this prayer for physical strength and endurance before your workouts. Use it as a guide to eventually come up with your own prayer before exercise to say from your heart!
You can even print the prayer at the bottom of the page!
I hope you’re encouraged and filled up by this exercise prayer today.
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Exercise Prayer to Say Before Your Workouts
Dear Heavenly Father,
Right now… I feel very weak. I need the supernatural strength of the Lord to come and fill me up.
I feel like I am too far behind and too far out of touch to ever possibly get to where I want to be. I am struggling, Lord. And I need your supernatural encouragement, strength, and power to lift me up!
I desperately want to live a healthy lifestyle, so that I can live out all You’ve prepared in advance for me to do. (Ephesians. 2:10)
Please encourage every fiber of my being right now. Give me vision for how life can be when I am living the healthy lifestyle I desire.
Help me to see the light at the end of this tunnel… and to taste a sense of the freedom I will feel when I am my healthiest, right now… so that I can push for that.
Please give me supernatural strength throughout this workout when it gets tough, and help me to make wise, healthy choices even after my workout is over, that support my exercise results.
Help me to stay on track with my fitness goals by fueling my body with healthy, whole foods, water, vitamins, and nutrients.
Lord, Your Word says in John 15 that “apart from Me, you can do nothing.” Therefore, I know that it is only through YOU that I find my strength.
I choose to rely on You right now, God! Thank You for drawing me closer to You in this time!
I surrender my body to You and I submit this workout to You as a form of worship, to say “thank You” for giving me another day to be alive!
I love You, Lord, with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.
I can do ALL THINGS through Christ Who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13.
In Jesus’ mighty, powerful name,
Your Questions About Exercise + Prayer Answered
What does God say about exercise?
The Bible makes it clear that we are called to treat our bodies as a temple of the Holy Spirit… This means that the God of the universe lives inside of us, and we’re called to respect our bodies as such!
If you had borrowed something really nice from the person in your life who you respect the most, you would take really extra good care of it, right?
Well, friend, your body is the exact same way! We show God respect by respecting the body which He has given us for this short time on earth.
Is exercise a form of worship?
Exercise can definitely be a form of worship! Like I said above, treating your body well shows God that you appreciate and respect the thing He’s given to you.
Try combining prayer and exercise by praising God during your workout and telling Him how thankful you are for a body that’s able to move!
Something I do often when I’m in the middle of a workout that feels super tough is… I’ll say, “God, thank You that I have 2 legs that work! Thank You that I have 2 arms that work! Thank You that I have 2 lungs that work!” … and so on!
This helps take my mind off the struggle and puts me in a place of gratitude instead!
And any form of giving God gratitude and praise can be considered worship. 🙌🏼
Can God give you physical strength?
100%. If God can perform the most unexplainable miracles, He can definitely give you the strength you need to do your workouts! But remember to stick with it and not to give up. God doesn’t always answer our prayers the very first time we ask, but He always DOES answer!
“You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 14:14.
How do you pray for physical strength?
Pray the prayer I shared in the first section! You may also download it so you have it any time you need it as a prayer for exercise motivation and discipline throughout your fitness journey!
Also, even saying something as simple as, “God, give me strength” can be enough! God hears every one of His children’s prayers, no matter how trivial they may seem to us. 💗
Is exercise a spiritual discipline?
It definitely is! When you teach yourself how to have physical discipline, it always translates over into your spiritual and mental disciplines as well. Our mind, body, and souls are so connected to each other and when you work on one, it always increases the others!
I hope you loved this exercise prayer! Please comment below if you have any questions or need additional help! You can also message me on Instagram and I’m happy to chat with you!