Prayer is so powerful. Prayer is so necessary. Prayer is a privilege not be taken for granted.
So how does prayer apply to our physical health and not just spiritual health? Just ask for help with your overall health! A few months ago I was praying one morning. I pray daily for the Lord to guard my heart, help me to watch what I say and how I say it to my husband and my girls. I do not like to yell, but unfortunately I can loose my patience sometimes and raise my voice. I have to constantly ask for my bridle! I had also been asking recently for the desire to get back into a healthy eating and exercising plan. I sincerely said, "Lord, help me to watch what comes out of my mouth as well as what goes in my mouth." I felt a calming peace after I said it that way. He can help me do anything, including being mindful of how and what I eat.
We can pray for time to take a quick walk and for the desire to want to eat better. Just as we pray for strength and wisdom regarding our time in His Word, pray for strength and wisdom to make good choices for your health. We know "with God all things are possible" (Mark 10:27) so saying, "but I can't do this" is not an option! We can do this. It is possible! We just have to pray to make it possible!
"If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it." John 14:14
Does that verse say "anything"? YES. Is the Bible true? WITHOUT A DOUBT! Does that include making healthy choices? YES. Can you ask for this and receive help? OF COURSE YOU CAN.
This was the first verse my oldest daughter learned after John 3:16. I remember discussing the "anything" factor. To a little girl, this can be a big WOW factor. We all know God might say yes, no, or wait to our prayers. You also have to be mindful that making healthy choices is not going to be easy no matter how hard you pray. There will be temptations everywhere, and the devil will throw everything in your path to make it seem impossible. This is why Bible reading and prayer time have to come first in the V-8 process. It is the only tools that will help us to stay on track!
I have included some "old" favorite verses regarding prayer and a few newer favorite ones regarding prayer. The Bible is full of prayer promises! Together lets learn them and put them to use in our healthy lives!