Prayer for Wednesday (AA Founded)

Today is the anniversary of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. May God grant serenity to those who still suffer.

Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood
with all men and women, of whatever description,
is a moving and fascinating adventure.
~ Bill W., co-founder of AA

God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.

(Reinhold Niebuhr)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am One with God and all creation.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Sunday

“We must find some spiritual basis for living, else we die.”
~ Bill W., one of the founders of A.A.

God, I’m agitated and doubtful right now. Help me to stop and remember that I’ve made a decision to let You be my God. Give me the right thoughts and actions. God save me from fear, anger, worry, self-pity or foolish decisions that Your will not mine be done. AMEN
(Source: A.A. Big Book)

“Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell;
spirituality is for those who have been there.”
~ Ross V.

Today’s Affirmation:

“I feel fulfilled & joyful.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Saturday

First it gets better, then it gets worse, then it gets different.
~ 12-step program saying

10th Step Prayer
God remove the selfishness, dishonesty, resentment and fear that has cropped up in my life right now. Help me to discuss this with someone immediately and make amends quickly if I have harmed anyone. Help me to cease fight anything and anyone. Show me where I may be helpful to someone else. Help me react sanely; not cocky or afraid. How can I best serve You? – Your will, not mine be done. AMEN
(from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 84-5)

“We are only as sick as our secrets.” ~ 12-step program saying

Today’s Affirmation:

“Today I will be rigorously honest.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)