Victory Over Gluttony
Father, I am Your Child and I confess Jesus Christ is Lord over my spirit, soul, and my body. Therefore, I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.
When I sit down to eat, I consider what is before me. I am not given to the of dainties or deceitful foods.
Like a boxer, I buffet my body – handle it roughly, discipline it – and subdue it. I bring my body into subjection to my spirit man – the inward man – the real me. Not all things are helpful – good for me to do though permissible. I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.
My body is for the Lord. I dedicate my body presenting all my members and faculties – as a living sacrifice, holy and well pleasing to You, presenting myself as an implement of righteousness. I am untied to You, Lord, and become one with You. My body is the temple, the very sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who lives within me, whom I have received as a gift from You, Father.
I am not my own. I was bought with a price, made Your own. So then, I honor You and bring glory to You in my body. Therefore, I always exercise and discipline myself, bringing under authority my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires. I endeavor in all respects to have a clean conscience, void of offense to You, Father, and toward men. I keep myself from idols – from anything and everything that would occupy the place in my heart due to You, from any sort of substitute for You that would take first place in my life.
I no longer spend the rest of my natural life living by my human appetites and desires, but I live for what You will! I am on guard. I refuse to be overburdened and depressed, weighed down with the giddiness, headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness (on food), worldly worries and cares, for I have been given a spirit of power, of love and a sound mind. I have discipline and self-control.
Father, I do resist temptation in the name of Jesus. I strip off and throw aside every encumbrance – unnecessary weight – and this gluttony which so readily tries to cling to and entangle me. I run with patient endurance and steady persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before me, looking away from all distractions and looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith.
Christ the Messiah will be magnified, glorified, and praised in the body of mine and He will be boldly exalted in my person. Thank you, Father, in Jesus’ name! Hallelujah!
If you would like to continue to pray on this topic, Germaine suggests that you pray the Victory prayers in the Prayers for the Needs and Concerns of the Individual section to be found in the Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition.
Romans 10:9,10 Romans 6:13
Philippians 4:13 1 Corinthians 9:27 amp
Deuteronomy 30:19 1 Corinthians 6:19,20 amp
Romans 13:14 Romans 12:1 amp
Proverbs 25:16 Luke 21:34 amp
2 Timothy 1:7 amp 1 Corinthians 6:12,13,17 amp
Proverbs 23:1-3 James 4:7
Hebrews 12:1,2 amp Philippians 1:20 amp
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