Movement is a gift and exercise, a privilege. We can honor God through our workouts, worshipping Him along the way. First, get your heart and head right with this pre-workout prayer. Next, allow this prayer to guide you during training.
After your workout, say this prayer:
Thank You, God, for this workout. Thank You for the gift of movement. My body is a temple for Your Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19) I honor You with my body. Return me to a resting state. Calm my breaths and settle my spirit in Yours. Repair what I broke down with your supernatural healing. Fill me with adequacy that what I just accomplished is enough. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Follow this with an exercise recovery prayer for in between workouts, when you’re sore, while you’re soaking in an Epsom salt bath, on walks, during stretches, as you lie down to sleep, or on the Sabbath.
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Tami McCandlish is a writer and speaker who brings hope and healing in the name of Jesus. She is the author of Let the Bees Buzz: Finding Redemption in the Aftermath of School Bullying.
Since 2004, she has worked alongside her husband coaching thousands of people in exercise and wellness.
Tami is an National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Behavior Change Specialist, Golf Fitness Specialist, Youth Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutritional Specialist, a Precision Nutrition - Level 1 Coach, and she holds a B.A. in English and Journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University.
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