Prayer to Overcome My Physical Gluttony/Emotional Obession with food I would just like to confess that I do have an eating problem and I am praying for God to forgive me for my physical gluttony, I ask God to forgive me for using food for comfort, when I have the ultimate comfort already. I have struggled with weight issues all my life, yo-yoing back and forth and it has been such a huge part of my life that it is a difficult habit to break. I do not want to be in bondage to my physical needs though. I do not want to have to think about food 24/7 what I'm eating, what I'm not going to eat, what diet I'm on at the moment. I want to be able to be able to live normally and have a healthy body that honors God. This past year or so, I have gained 20 lbs. due to emotional stress and I know that the problem is not so much that I was stressed and its not what my body looks like physically, its that I should have turned to God, instead of binging on food. I also know that what is important is to honor God by caring for my temple that he gave me and I should not lose weight 4 superficial reason, such as attracting male attention or so I can fit into new clothes. Part of my depression, ironically also stemmed from gaining the weight, which I only put on because I was trying to alleviate the stress I already felt anyway. When its all said and done, I enjoy food and its necessary for our health, but I don't want to have to live my life centered around food. I pray this will be a turning point.