A Prayer to Overcome the Mid-Morning Munchies

A Prayer to Overcome the Mid-Afternoon Munchies

Have you ever hit the middle of the afternoon and felt the munchies monster attack?

I know I have. And even though I may have had a healthy lunch, and even though I was planning a healthy dinner, those cravings can be enough to derail the rest of my day. (Anyone else?)

So I wrote this prayer for me and for you, a few words to help us fight off temptation and fix our eyes on Jesus.

When I feel like those cravings for an oreo truffle are going knock me over mid-morning, this prayer helps keep me on track

Dear Lord,

You created me and You know how I function best. But these cravings I have right now? They’re for food that satisfies me in the moment but doesn’t nourish my body. I know that in my head, but I just REALLY want a bit. The truth is one bite will probably leave me wanting more, making bad choices later today. I feel so powerless to resist them.

So I bring these mid-afternoon munchies to You and ask that You sanctify them.

Help me to find my satisfaction in You alone. Regardless of what I eat or don’t eat, help me find joy and pleasure and delight in You first and foremost. Teach me to run to You first, and to check my motives with You. Search me, o Lord, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any idolatrous way in me, and lead me along the path of everlasting joy in You.

Help me to make healthy food choices and to enjoy the food You’ve given me. Thank You for the good gift of food. Thank You for taste buds. Thank You for being such a good Father and giving good gifts. When I eat a snack, I want to celebrate You as the One who gave it to me. If You take care of such little details as snacks, won’t You take care of the big looming problems I face in my day? You will. And I can rest in You.

So thank You.

Amen

Learn more about my book, Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction, by visiting www.thefull.life

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