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A Pre-Workout Prayer

Because God set all things into motion, it's fitting to worship Him through exercise.

Before you start your workout, say this prayer:

Lord, I come to you as I prepare to exercise. Because You've given me life and the ability to move, I will honor You with my body and mind. I am present in this moment. I center my thoughts on Your strength and invite Your Spirit to dwell within me. I breathe You in. Be my guide and energy. Cushion my strides. Fuel my repetitions. Give me the guts to move with intention and intensity. Help me overcome discouragement and fatigue. I will complete more than I believe I'm capable of because anything is possible with You. (Matthew 19:26)

To God be the glory. Amen.

Complete your workout with these intra-workout and post-workout prayers, and use this 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.

Ready to take your workouts to a deeper level? Tap to download my free resource: Worship While You Workout: A 7-Step Guide to Meaningful Workouts.


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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natasha nakisitu
natasha nakisitu
Mar 21

I never thought something like this existed ..I just usually ask the holy spirit to help me with my workout or I read psalms 20 yesterday...but I hope I pray these prayers's really important as a Christian to glorify God in every aspect of our lives . Thank you so much

Tami McCandlish
Tami McCandlish
Mar 21
Replying to

Hi Natasha! I'm so glad you find value in these prayers. God bless you and your workouts. All sweat and glory to God! 😅

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