Saturday, August 30, 2008

Doing Battle Before Meals

Dan Ledford continues his study on mortification of gluttony by encouraging us to aggressively pray before meals:
Perhaps our prayer before meals should be more than simply "Saying grace." The glutton should spend time in prayer drawing near the throne of grace, asking the Holy Spirit first to mortify any gluttonous temptation. Then we are in a position to "give thanks" for the food God has set before us - and, with the Spirit ruling our hearts, eat an appropriate portion.

I am going to attempt to pray before I even come to the table - praying for the Spirit to mortify - and then pray again at the table - giving thanks.
Good thinking. (Especially as I'm headed to a late Summer picnic in a few moments...)

Read the whole thing.