About the Book
Learn how to fit prayer and physical activity into your daily routine. The book unites physical health and spiritual health to help you lose weight and develop a deeper relationship with God.
Fit for Prayer unites physical health and spiritual health to help you lose weight and develop a deeper relationship with God. You will gain insight into how to incorporate prayer and fitness into your daily routine.
God created you as a whole person, therefore, take care of your whole self, not just the individual parts. A direct relationship exists between physical, emotional and spiritual health. A healthy body gives you the energy and enthusiasm to carry out the purposes that God has for your life. Practicing healthy living glorifies God.
Exercise your body + Exercise your spirit
Cardiovascular exercise & Strength training + Prayer
Think of exercise as either cardiovascular activity or strength training. Cardiovascular activity helps you to increase energy and keep moving. It’s good for your heart, lungs and circulatory system. Strength training (also known as weightlifting) helps you keep your bones and muscles strong, reduces bone loss, and improves balance and posture.
Prayer helps you to enter into a spiritual communion with God.
What cardiovascular exercise and strength training do for building a strong body, prayer does to build spiritual strength. Your body requires exercise and food, and it needs these things regularly. You cannot just take care of it at the beginning of the week and forget about it. Your spiritual life is similar to your physical body in that way. You cannot pray just once and have a healthy, growing spiritual life.
Just as exercise strengthens your body, prayer strengthens your spirit. Similarities between exercise and prayer include:
- To be physically and spiritually healthy requires discipline. You need to practice both daily and use this strength or you will lose it.
- The effects can be both immediate and/or long term. You may see the results right away or the effects can be cumulative.
- Both exercise and prayer improve balance in your life, improve your quality of life and boost your mood.
- With a pure motive, both delight God.
About the Author
Kimberley Payne is a motivational speaker and author who writes to encourage women in both fitness and faith. Her goal is to inspire women to glorify God with healthier lifestyles. Kimberley is happily married and lives with her husband in a village east of Toronto, Canada where she hikes and bikes. Visit her website
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