This is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and I wanted to wrap up this week with a prayer. If you haven’t read my story you can read it here and here. If you’ve read my story, you know that my relationship with Jesus is a key part of how I found freedom from an eating disorder. I believe that we have a God Who can break chains and set us free—and I believe there is something deeply powerful about prayer.
Would you take a moment to pray with me today?
The statistics are alarming that in the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life.
Help us to be more aware and to not look the other way. Forgive us for being silent sometimes—for being more worried about what others might think of us, than taking a step forward and believing that we can do something to help in the fight of helping others find freedom from eating disorders.
Break our hearts for what breaks Yours.
We pray for those right now who are hurting and feel like there is no way out. Come near to them and speak Your comforting Truth. Help them know they are not alone. Bring others into their lives to come alongside them to care and offer support.
We pray for the brave souls who right now are doing the hard work to face this struggle head on. Thank you for their courage to seek treatment and give them the strength to keep pressing on and running the race. Hold tightly to them, and no matter what the world might say, may Your Voice of Truth be so much louder. We pray for their full recovery and we pray the tune of freedom would be heard soon.
Help us today and in the days ahead to be aware and sensitive, knowing that there are many struggling with something they do not want to be in bondage to. When we see someone who might be fighting this battle, help us to know how to respond. Help our faith to be bigger than our fear. If it’s just one little thing that we can do, help us to believe that one little thing matters.
We thank You that You came to save us with Your amazing Love and Grace. We thank You that You came to rescue us from what we could not rescue ourselves from. Help us to share Your Love and Grace with others today.
We pray in the Name of the One Who is the Great Rescuer,
***There is a new “Resources Page” on this site which is currently under construction. I will be adding some links to provide resources for those who are/or who know someone that is impacted by an an eating disorder. Please check back.