Thursday, 20 July 2017

Today’s Gift #essentialsofrecovery

Trying to pray is praying.

— Anonymous

“Oh, God, help me! If you get me out of this mess, I’ll never screw up again.” This was our favorite prayer before we entered the Program. We were always bargaining with God.

We have learned new prayers and a new way to talk and listen to our Higher Power. We are seeking God’s will for us. Many of us had to learn how to pray. We began with very simple prayers: “Thank you, God, for helping me today.”

We learn that prayer helps us with our faulty dependence on people, places, and things by giving us the insight and strength to rearrange our priorities. Prayer doesn’t change God, but it changes those who pray.

Today in my prayers, I will seek my Higher Power’s will for me. I no longer bargain with God.

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