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|01-23-2008, 11:46 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Life the gift of recovery!
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Home is where the heart is
Second Step Prayer
I pray for an open mind
so I may come to believe
in a Power greater than myself.
I pray for humility
and the continued opportunity
to increase my faith.
I don't want to be crazy any more.
NOTE: All BB quotes are from the 1st Edition of the Big Book
Depression is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of being too strong for too long.
|01-21-2009, 03:45 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
now if THAT isn't a testament to the power of the fourth chapter of the Big Book, I'm not sure what is.
My spiritual prejudices ran deep. I won't get into them, but they were many and deep seeded. With the help of my sponsor, who never once claimed to know what I believed in (but also never once judged me for it), I was able to identify those prejudices and begin to openly, honestly and willingly deal with them... I am so grateful that Bill Wilson couldn't accept some of the ideas of the Oxford Movement. He wanted people like me to recover too, and when life became impossible, and I had to face the proposition that either God is, or he isnt, I was able to lay aside my prejudices and say without a doubt:
|04-07-2009, 01:48 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Hope Springs Eternal...
|04-07-2009, 02:03 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: LA - Lower Alabama
I took the 2nd step with 2 different sponsors and neither one mentioned this prayer to me. And I am OK with that.
It is easier to practice total abstinence than perfect moderation
Any quotes from the big book of AA are from the first edition, or are otherwise exempt from copyright infringement under the "fair use doctrine".
|08-09-2009, 02:42 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Hi I am currently In aa But I was addicted to drugs. I have been accepted and I am a member of my local aa group. I have the best sponsor in the world I think, we have been life long friends. I was wondering if I can hang out and post in this side of the forum. I know aa is different from na but i believe addiction is addiction weather it be a pill or in liquid form. Thanks for your time.
|08-09-2009, 04:28 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Living in sobriety
Join Date: Feb 2009
Where did this prayer come from ??
|08-09-2009, 02:09 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Living in sobriety
Join Date: Feb 2009
|08-09-2009, 03:05 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Bristol TN/VA
Blog Entries: 5
Darling NandM, I love you, I miss you....you wouldn't know it but you are a part of me every day!
And I just had a wonderful long distance conference call...3 hours...with family and mate, much of which and nearly all the importance had to do with our keen interest and sharing of our spiritual journeys, each of us on a unique path paradoxically all aimed the same!
much love to you and many hugs!
psst I am not alcoholic but I need the spiritual (?) journey as does every human!
Each small candle lights a corner of the dark....Roger Waters
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