Wondering how to pray about or for your body image? It’s easy! Prayer is simply talking to God, and you can talk to him about anything! Tell him how you feel about your image, your desires to be more positive and pray for the strength to accept yourself and focus on the things that really matter such as your inner beauty and character. Here are some starter prayers that can help you.
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BY REINHOLD NIEBUHR
God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
BY CHERENE FRANCIS
You are a wonderful artist! You set all things in its perfect place and the universe is but a speck in your great creation! In the midst of your great work, you thought of me! Thank you for creating me just as I am! From the beginning, you had me in your heart. You even knew my name before I was conceived. You loved me so much that you created me in your image, above all creatures and angels in the universe.
Lord help me. Help me to Love myself, so I can love others as you would. Remind me of my worth, and that I am your temple. Help me to see that I am a light in this dark world. Give me the strength to endure in times when I am challenged. Give me the power to overcome negativity and evil thoughts. Let me feel your comforting presence whenever I am wounded, and restore my soul.
I present my body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto you, and I thank you for accepting me through Jesus Christ.
Use these prayers anytime! You can also integrate these body image prayers on Self-Love Saturdays.
Many of us are silent sufferers. We may have a negative body image as a result of verbal and physical abuse or eating disorders as we try to lose weight to keep up with the status quo. Please don’t stay quiet.
Much Prayer, Much Power! There is power in prayer and more so in numbers. We can stand with you, if you will share your request with us.
“For where two or three are gathered (God) is in the midst” – Matthew 18:20
If you or someone you care about is struggling with a negative body image or an eating disorder and you would like our community to pray for them, please feel free to enter your request. You can also submit a prayer you would like to share. Click here to submit your prayer request.
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