Morning Prayer for September 12

God, I want today to be different. No matter how I feel about my body or my appearance, please let the peace of Christ rule in my heart and the joy of the gospel overflow from me. I pray that you would transform me by the renewing of my mind, and overwhelm me with the reality of your truths in the face of noise from a world full of lies. Please unchain me from slavery to approval and perfectionism and purism, and fill me with a greater joy. I want your love to be the center of my life. I have nothing but what I receive and I wait on you for it. You will get me through this day. In you alone I dwell in safety and you have given me everything I need for life and godliness. Nothing in my heart is beyond your understanding. According to your great compassion, please blot out my transgression and allow me to truly repent that I may be light and salt to the world. I want to truly be done with this. Please detach my self worth from my flesh. Please give me a healthy perspective on this temple, and let my body and food take their proper place in their importance to my life.

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

— Matthew 6:25-27

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