Daily Thought 07.19.20

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 07.19.20
Date: July 19th 2020

AA Thought for the Day
(courtesy AA-Alive.net)

July 19, 2020

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Third Step Prayer
Many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him:
"God, I offer myself to Thee—to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.
Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my
difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of
Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always!"
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 63 

Thought to Ponder
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A S A P  =  Always Say A Prayer.

A Member Shares:
My name is Tom and I'm an alcoholic. I remember back in the day at an AA conference when we all got up that morning and closed up holding hands in a circle and said the 3rd step prayer to start the day. Fantastic feeling for me. I could have never have completed my 4th step without that prayer. And with that experence I learned that the path to completing any step can be found in the step that precedes it. I say that prayer in the morning to start my day and things seem to just fall into place as a result. BUT, let me forget ... and here comes that "handbasket" again. Thank you for being here for me.

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Thanks to all of you for sharing so generously of your experience, strength and hope in carrying the AA message.
Grateful to serve,
peyton h

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