Against Gluttony

Lord, thank You for the bounty of this day
That provided delightful things for the table
Let me look at food
With grace and enjoyment
Without overlooking my health.
Curb my appetite without begrudging me
The reasonable need to fill my basic hunger.
Rein my lack of control
With the knowledge
That the quality of my nourishment
Is more vital than the quantity of my cravings.
Keep me ever mindful of Your blessing
Not of how much more I can eat
But of how thankful I ought to be.
Amen.

Bible Inspiration: Sirach 31:20
Distress and anguish and loss of sleep and restless tossing for the glutton!

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