At every age, in every form, our bodies are with us, holding us. They are the embodiment of our hearts, our spirits, and our minds. So today we offer a prayer for our bodies.
Oh Divine Essence of the Universe,
I am praying for my body, for the ways it moves, and the ways it doesn’t,
for the parts of my body that provide me pleasure and the parts that are causing me pain.
My body is the temple of my soul, my spirit, and my heart. It is a place of embodied beauty.
My body has not always been kind to me, nor me to it. Sometimes I have not loved my body, sometimes I have not treated it well.
Let me meet my body in a place of peace.
I want to love my body, I want to be grateful for the things it does provide me, in its own unique way.
I also want to value the bodies of others, as temples of their souls and spirits.
I pray for the wisdom to honor all bodies.
I pray for the strength to love all bodies.
I pray for all bodies.
Like all the prayers on this site, this prayer is just a beginning, so everyone is welcome to modify it, customize it, and re-create to better fit their own journey and beliefs. If you would like to share you re-creations, we welcome you to do so in the comment section, or to submit your reworking of this prayer or your own prayer.