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A Pause Between Kitchen and Table

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I was having trouble staying abstinent in the moments between preparing my food and eating my meal. I wrote this prayer to help me pause to connect with my HP before cooking and then again before picking up my fork:

“Dear God, please let me be open and willing to hear your voice for your guidance over my food choices today. I am abstinent because of you. Let your Spirit nourish my body and keep me free from the bondage of this cunning disease and from myself. I am thankful and humbled by your grace. Amen.”

When I say this prayer prior to my meals, I am successful in my abstinence! I hope that my sharing of my struggles from the kitchen to the table will inspire others to write their own prayer to their HP. I have found such a peace and connection to my HP with the OA program, it’s hard not to share.

Thank you, God, and thank you, OA!

— Kim

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