Sunday, June 26, 2011
Someone on one of our threads shared a dieter's prayer and, while I am more inclined to pray conversationally with God, I came across another printed prayer and I really like it. If you are a person of faith, express these things to God in your own words. If you are not one who prays, using these as cues for introspection can be very helpful just the same.
Holy Spirit, I want to lose weight,
but I keep on eating, and eating.
Help me to understand myself.
Why do I eat when I am not hungry?
What is it that I am trying to satisfy or fill up?
My need for affection?
My desire to feel full and strong?
Am I confusing a feeling of weakness and inadequacy with hunger?
Do I binge eat in order to smother my anger?
Please Holy Spirit,
give me the peace of heart I need in order to understand me.
And help me to say "no" to myself,
to control my urge to put something in my mouth,
to acquire some self discipline.
Help me to understand that my "no" is really a "yes"
to the person you are calling me to be.
Strengthen me to say "no" to myself and "yes" to You.