God of all bodies, we know that hate is the opposite of what you want for us. We know that you so deeply desire a relationship with us that you have gone to extraordinary lengths to be with us. You have given us your beloved Son, your holy ever-present Spirit, your beloved church. But the teachings of the world are strong and corrosive. The evil lies destroy us from within. Help each of us to remember that no matter what we think about our bodies and our value within those bodies, you love us. You treasure us in mind, spirit, and body. Help us in the midst of our struggles with, and even hatred for, our bodies. Let your light pour through the cracks in our brokenness and shine into the depths of our despair and pain. Holy healer, we pray in your name, Amen.
This prayer is an excerpt from “How do I love my body” by Jenna Pulkowski in the June 2019 issue of Café.
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