Dear God,

I ask that you give me the guidance and knowledge to handle this diagnosis.  I pray that I’m given the proper education about diabetes and the right medication to assist my body in the healing process.

In time, I hope that I can move from asking “why me?” to seeing that even in the midst, you are still good.  There is a reason that I found out before it was too late, there is a reason that I am able to live and tell the story of my diagnosis, there is a reason that I got treatment in time, and while I may not know why at this moment, I pray that I will one day know.

Help me God get through the rough days.  Help me learn how to eat right and how to take my medication correctly.  Help me not to do what I need to so that diabetes is not a death sentence for me.

Lord, I know you’ll never leave me or forsake me and I ask that you help me to remember that, especially when I feel alone.

Amen.

Dear God,

I’m tired. Dealing with diabetes is too much for me right now.  I’m tired of worrying about what I can and cannot eat.  Tired of being “different” from other people.  Tired of pricking my fingers.  Tired of the injections/pills.  Tired of the doctors. Tired of living my life based upon numbers.

Because I’m tired of managing diabetes and everything else at the same time, I need you to restore me.  Please give me a boost of energy, the courage to get out of this slump, and the momentum to keep going.

I know I shouldn’t give up on caring for myself.  I know that I have to eat, exercise, and take my medication on schedule.  I know that if I don’t do these things that the effects of diabetes will haunt me. And, I don’t believe that you have given me the will and the ability to do better for me to choose not to.  I need your touch Father.  Give me the strength to go on. I know that I should take things one day at a time, but I need to start with one meal at a time.

Help me move from tired to trying.  I will try to make my next meal a nutritious one.  I will try to check my glucose at the next available moment.  I will try to exercise even in the least bit today.

Thank you for hearing my prayer and for that reason, I will try to do better following this prayer.

Amen.

Dear God,

I want to take this time out to say thank you. When I went to bed last night, I had diabetes.  When I woke up this morning I had diabetes.  The mere fact I woke up this morning is proof that you kept me in your care.  Knowing that diabetes is a leading cause of amputations, you continue to give me the use and activity of certain limbs.  And even if I don’t have all of them, you’ve blessed me to have the ones that I do.

I thank for my eyesight.  I may not have 20/20 vision with my natural eyes, but I thank you for what I do have.  Because I know that high blood glucose does cause blurry vision and can lead to blindness, I understand that I have a reason to rejoice over my ability to see.

God, I thank you for my kidneys. Thank you for their ability to sustain me one more day. Thank you for your Grace and your shield of protection.  Thank you for not allowing this disease to cease all my vital organs at this moment.  Thank you for the breath in my body and the warm blood in my veins.

Thank you for keeping as healthy as I am because I recognize that I could be in worse shape. Thank you for a mind to understand the effects of diabetes and the ability to do what I can to live better.

I humbly come before you Father with thanks for these blessings and the many that I have not named.  I’m blessed and You are the reason why.

Amen.