Pray away the temptation to eat
Lord, It's me again. Your favorite dieter. I have another problem that I need help with -- company. My family will be visiting here for the next two weeks. I can't serve them my diet foods or my diet portions. What is there to do with my diet meals? How dull! No one has ever written a book of 101 ways to serve carrot or celery sticks... Help me Lord not to covet the food of the non-dieters ... Amen."
Or "Litany," the devotion on page 12:
Lord, Do you know what it's like? Can you imagine being fat?"
This book was sold for a quarter at a church white elephant sale last weekend and it was a bargain, since it's rich with confessional revelations, like "Secret Eating" on page 55:
Lord, I can't hide from You. You know about the "goodies" hidden in my dresser, in the laundry hamper, and under my pillow ... Lord, help me stop hoarding food like the squirrel gathering its nuts for the long winter..."