Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Prayer of a Champion

Prayer of a Champion

WIth this mind I will meditate on your life-giving laws and ways. 
With these eyes I will look at others, not as I see them but as you see them. 
With this mouth I will sing of your praises all day and all night. 
With this heart I ask you  to take over and fill it with joy and blessings.
With these arms I will bring in others and share and show your love. 
With these legs I will travel to the nations and share your Gospel. 
With this body I commit myself to your will and your calling in my life.

With this mind I will concentrate as I do each exercise, knowing you have given me the ability to each one. 
With these eyes I will look at the body you have created and fashioned in your image and praise you. 
With this mouth I will speak only encouragement and motivation as I take on the next physical challenge. 
With this heart I will strengthen it with each run, each exercise, each workout so I can be the best, healthiest me to serve you. 
With these arms I will strengthen each muscle as I pull up, push up and curl up and will remember the weight of my sin you bore as your arms were stretched out on the cross. 
With these legs I will run the journey with endurance and continue to run towards my goals, my callings and your arms all the days of my life. 
With this body I commit to take care of your creation and  become the best, healthiest version you have made me to be so that I may serve you through serving others daily.

About the Author: Lauren Barksdale is the founder of Soul Fitness. She has a BA and Masters in Kinesiology from Dallas Baptist University . She coached volleyball at Birdville High School in North Richland Hills for the last 5 years. In college she played volleyball for Baylor's club team and at Dallas Baptist University. She has been married to Ben Barksdale for 5 years and has two children; Evie Grace who is 3 and Hudson who is 10 months old. Lauren has a passion for health and fitness and incorporating that into everyday life as a Christ follower

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