Suggestions for A Prayer of Surrender
Once you have written your prayer of surrender, I encourage you to pray it until you mean it.
So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
God knows that right now you possibly love food more than you love obeying his word and He’s OK with that, for now. You don’t have to lie to him. His word says that He desires truth in the inner man. So be upfront with him and don’t try to tuck away and hide your secret lover(s) or your hidden struggles and weaknesses. This is the time to be upfront and expose everything, including your secret lovers. Get them all out in the open. God already knows. He is waiting for you to admit it so He can begin to help you get free in this area of your life. As long as you are not honest about your secret love, He can’t help you. God operates in total openness and honesty! So go ahead and tell Him what He already knows! It’s called surrender, and it is the beginning of your pathway to freedom: Operating in honesty and integrity. No more hidden secrets between you and God from this day forward. It is also the beginning of the sanctification process, allowing the Holy Spirit to move freely into this area of your life to clean up your thinking so that He can to do a greater work in you. (Read more about the sanctification process in my EBook, More Than A Conqueror: Regaining your willpower over food (Click on title to access book)
This prayer is between you and God. I encourage you to write this prayer after having a sincere heart-felt prayer with God. Don’t write this prayer lightly. Mean it from the bottom of your heart. Don’t write this prayer until after you have wiped the tears from your eyes. It’s that serious. Don’t make a vow before God that you have no intention of fulfilling. Ecclesiastes 5:4
I encourage you to read your prayer of surrender out loud daily until you get a breakthrough. When you first start to read your prayer of surrender, you might not have the inner strength to see it through, but that's ok. As you read and hear, you will begin to believe, and strength and determination will come. Not in your strength, but in God's strength.