AA Thought for the Day
June 17, 2018
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Prayer and Meditation
We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown
all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we
need to take care of such problems. We ask especially for freedom from self-will,
and are careful to make no request for ourselves only. We may ask for ourselves,
however, if others will be helped.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 87
Thought to Ponder
Prayer is neither black magic nor is it a form of demand note.
Prayer is a relationship.
P R A Y E R = Praying Regularly Allows Your Everyday Recovery.
A Member Shares:
Lance, alcoholic and grateful to be here. When I finally dragged my lazy azz to AA for help, it felt a lot like home. I was very unsure about a lot of things. But the one thing that was very clear to me was, this is where God wants me to be. Sometimes the shames of the past can crowd in on us, making us feel like we are "unworthy." But nothing could be further from the truth. We have every right to be happy and most comfortable with our Higher Power. This deadly disease didn't take us away, thank God. So it's part of my restitution, to cultivate a relationship. How to best do that? Talk to God. And of course listen. But the only way to have a relationship is to start opening up to Him (it, her, them.) I'm glad i did, its quite a ride, eh? Thanks.
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