Steps 1, 2 & 3 Prayer


This is an adaption of a prayer that Devorah Yael sent to me years ago, which I find very inspirational and helpful. Thank you Devorah Yael for your service!

Dear God:

Here I am, so grateful to You for the gift of abstinence that You have given me today.

You and I both know how utterly powerless I am over food and over this compulsion.

I have put things into my mouth to make me feel better, to no avail.

My life has become unmanageable over my effort to control my life with food.

I am powerless over food, and over the people, places and things in my life.

I am powerless over everything.

When I try to exert my will over them, I make a complete mess of things.

I believe with all my heart and with all my soul that You, and only You, can restore me to sane, balanced, healthy, and productive living.

You have so graciously proven that to me, over and over, with each and every abstinent day I have enjoyed.

You are the All-Powerful Creator, who provides me with my every need at every moment.

Please grant me the gift of abstinence today because I am ready today, with your help, to care for it with a heart filled with gratitude and love.

I am putting my whole self in Your hands today, to do with me what You will.

I pray for You to bless me with the clarity to discern whatever is the next right thing for me to do in each and every situation You place me in today.

God, please stay by my side, as You have done each day.

Support me, I beg of you. It is only with Your Infinite Power and love that I can achieve what You desire.

Guide me and show me Your will for me.

Just for today, Lord, I am humbly asking to be Your servant.

Grant me clarity and strength so that I am able to do so in abstinence.

Bless our fellowship that many more can be helped as I was helped.


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