Having once struggled with food addiction, specifically sugar addiction, prayer was one of my key strategies to overcome. I needed Supernatural help because my flesh did not want to do the right thing.
Trying to rely upon my flesh to resist food weaknesses was as futile as expecting a fox to guard the hen house!
So I needed the Lord’s help in the following areas regarding food addiction:
Here is a prayer I wrote to overcome food addiction for those who are struggling. Struggle means to ”make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction.”
With that definition, this means you are resisting habits that are keeping you bound and making you sick, which is different than just giving into them.
I recommend speaking the following prayer and adapting it to fit your unique situation:
Gracious Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, I am so thankful to be Your child. I am thankful that You have made me a new creation in You. Old things have passed away. Behold, new things have come!
I command the spirit of addiction to GO in the name of Jesus, never to return. I renounce the spirit of rebellion and self-will. Per Jesus’ example, I say to You Father, ”Nevertheless, not my will but Your will be done.”
Fill me up with Your Spirit, Lord. Fill me up to overflowing every day so that there is no room for addiction in my life anymore. I speak healing to my body and my mind according to Your word.
You said in Psalm 107:20 that You sent Your word to heal me and deliver me from destruction. I receive Your healing and deliverance in Jesus’ name!
I will not use my liberty as a cloak for addiction. As You said, all things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful; all things are lawful for me but I will not be brought under the power of any.
I will use my freedom to fulfill my purpose in You without hindrance to share the gospel.
I am excited that You are doing a new thing in my heart and mind. You are calling me to a healing journey and to become closer to You day by day as I walk out my healing.
I need Your help to stay free, Lord. Open up my Spiritual eyes so that I can recognize the enemy’s lies. In the past, he has gotten me to believe lies about myself, live those lies as the truth, and follow his suggestion to eat brain-hijacking foods. All to make myself feel better from the emotional turmoil he created in the first place!
But Your word says to ”Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1).”
So I will be diligent to take every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ. I will face the truth about the harm brain hijacking is causing in my life. Give me wisdom to make straight paths for my feet to avoid stress and temptation.
I choose life and blessing over death and cursing. Through the power of your Holy Spirit, I do not present my members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present my body as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable and pleasing to You, which is my reasonable service.
Thank you for the freedom, joy and peace I have in You as I move forward and glorify Your name in my body and Spirit, which belong to You.
In Jesus’ name,
Be blessed in health, healing and wholeness,
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. Has sugar hijacked your brain? I know the feeling.
I struggled with emotional eating and food addiction for over 20 years. Sugar was my drug of choice. It led me to overeat my way up to 240 pounds and a size 22.
But God set me free with the truth. His way is change from the inside out!
I developed the Take Back Your Temple program, which includes the 14-day Sugar Detox Challenge, to show you how you too can experience freedom from food addiction. Once I got free from food addiction, I dropped from a size 22 to a size 8.
Discover how amazing food freedom can feel!
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