Prayer for Monday (St. James the Great)

I had the very great honor of watching someone very dear to me receive a one year medallion for sobriety at an AA meeting last night. And it reminded me that the 12 Step programs are the epitome of the concept of unity. Recovery from addiction is all about working with your Higher Power and with others in recovery.

Twelfth Step Prayer
Dear God, Having had a spiritual experience, I must now remember that “faith without works is dead.” And PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from my addiction as intensive work with other addicts. So, God, please help me to carry this message to others who suffer from addiction! Provide me with the guidance and wisdom to talk with another addict because I can help when no one else can. Help me secure his confidence and remember he is ill.
(Adapted from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, 89:1)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am a go getter and a go giver. The more I give, the more I get.”

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

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