Repairing Self Esteem, Part 1 (Page 2)
Repairing Self Esteem, Part 1
Fundamental to the Christian faith is the realization that God loves us. When we deeply understand this important truth, we begin to see ourselves (and love ourselves) the way that God loves us. Furthermore, Jesus commands us to do this! "The second most important commandment is this: 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'" (Mark 12:30-31)
Prayers for Repairing Self Esteem
I come to Your throne room in order to receive help for my self-image. You created me in Your image and likeness, and that means so much to me. I know that You always love me. I know You didn't just carelessly or thoughtlessly throw me together. You made me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. Because I am Your workmanship, Your handicraft, made for good works, I ask You to help me to view myself from Your perspective. Help me to realize my strengths. Open my eyes to the strengths, abilities, and talents that You have placed inside of me. Give me grace to find the good that is in me. Help me to be appreciative of who I am, instead of critical of who I am not. Although the world places importance on physical appearance, Father, I know that You judge men's hearts. You are interested in a pure heart and a humble spirit. I know that I am very valuable to You. Knowing that I am chosen makes me feel special.
Thank You for choosing me before the foundation of the world. I acknowledge You, God, as my Father, and thank You that I am Your child. Help me to set my affections on things above rather than on things of the world. Help me to mature in my relationship with You and to develop into the happy, joyful, strong Christian that I have the potential to be. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.