I know that self-control is one of the results of living a Spirit filled life. I want to bear good fruit for you Lord, so please help me to exercise greater self-control in every area, but especially when it comes to being a healthier person. Please give me the strength I need to react correctly in all kinds of temptations that I will face in this battle against my own flesh.
You say that “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls” so please make me like a strong city that can withstand assaults that come my way every day. I don’t want food to fill my emotional and physical needs anymore. I don't want to turn to food when I am bored. I want to turn to you and be satisfied. Please help me to make healthier choices and turn away from foods that are not good for me. Please help me to love myself enough to take care of my body like you want me to. Please help me to overcome any laziness and selfishness inside of me that is preventing me from being healthy for myself and for my family.
God I know that you are the same God that delivered Daniel from the lion’s den, that raised Joseph from prisoner to ruler, and that raised Jesus from the dead. You brought the Israelites out of slavery by destroying their enemies and providing for their needs for generations. God, I believe in your power to heal hearts, minds, and bodies.
Please give me strength through you and your Spirit to win this battle. I want to see my children grow up. I want to be here for my husband for years and years to come. But most importantly God, I want to be healthy and physically and emotionally available to serve you and other people in a greater capacity.
I know that you are able.