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Old 04-02-2017, 04:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A continuation of Prayers for the Addict Who Suffers. A title change was long due, these prayers and thoughts are for everyone and about recovery and life.

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ml#post6392804

An old favourite that my mama had on a wall plate...

What God Hath Promised

God hath not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways
All our lives through;
God hath not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.

But God hath promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labour,
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love.

~Annie Johnson Flint~
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these prayers and thoughts are for everyone and about recovery and life.
Amen, Ann--I think the new title much better reflects the content of the thread!

Thanks for your service in posting this every day.
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Wow that's such great poem I love it prayer helps a lot
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To Believe
~Author Unknown

To believe is to know
that every day is a
new beginning..

It is to trust that
miracles happen, and
dreams really do
come true..

To believe is to see
angels dancing among
the clouds..

To know the wonder
of a stardust sky and
the wisdom of the
man in the moon..

To believe is to know
the value of a
nurturing heart..

The innocence of a
child's eyes and the
beauty of an aging
hand, for it is
through their teachings
we learn to love..

To believe is to find
the strength and courage
that lies within us..

When it is time to pick
up the pieces and
begin again..

To believe is to know
we are not alone,
That life is a gift and
this is our time to
cherish it..

To believe is to know
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Owe I do believe in Miracles I know living Miracles in AA
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To believe is to know
we are not alone,
That life is a gift and
this is our time to
cherish it..

To believe is to know
I found out first hand what a gift life is and will never take it for granted. Faith saw me through some dark and scary times, faith was also the light that led me to a better place.

I am glad so many enjoyed this, it's one from my treasures.
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I have the spark of life. Faith? Perhaps. The words you post Ann- give me faith in people.
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Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach
you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
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God I want too thank you for all you done for me my thorns in my flesh keep you near and dear to my heart and Soul!!!
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Amen, dsmaxis, with rain comes the rainbows and all is well.
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What a great post, Ann. It's easy to be grateful for the beautiful and pleasant things, not so easy to be grateful for the hard times, but I'm glad to have a reminder that the hard times are when the biggest changes are made and the most is learned...
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The full text of the original "Serenity Prayer" written by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

The Serenity Prayer

GOD, grant me the serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change,

Courage to change the
things I can, and the
wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the
pathway to peace.

Taking, as He did, this
sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it.

Trusting that He will make
all things right if I
surrender to His Will;

That I may be reasonably happy
in this life, and supremely
happy with Him forever in
the next.

Amen
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~ Prayer for Hope ~

There is Hope . . . even if I cannot see it yet
there is a different life possible . . . even now
a life where my brain does not burn
a life with No hallucinations
a life where I am happy and free
there is Hope . . . even if I cannot see it yet

I have been a prisoner
I have been a slave to drugs
I have been high and crashed
again and again . . . and again
each time worse than the last
I am weary . . . and sad
anger has been my companion
rage often bubbles within me
ugly gifts of the dope

"Hope . . . are you still there?"
Yes, Hope is here . . . put the dope down
and you will see me . . . and feel me within you
you have been in pain . . . for way too long
Hope can heal you . . . if you let it
You deserve forgiveness and freedom
no matter what you have done in the past
You deserve hope and recovery . . . and peace
put the dope down now . . . and ask for help
You deserve to be free . . . and safe now
Hope will replace shame within you

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With such as you, Ann- there is always hope
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Thanks, PJ, I believe in Hope and Faith and Love...they are the most powerful tools of my recovery and lead me every day.

As you walk your path of life and love
guide yourself into spirituality
Be patient with yourself;
there is no rush when it comes to
advancing on whatever path you choose.
We have chosen to come again,
A new day dawns as WE awaken
to the marvel of heaven on earth.
WE are spiritual beings
wearing human cloaks.

Trust yourself and go within.
As the rambling begin to quiet,
listen to the whispers of your
inner self; your intuition; your spirit.
Keep what is good for you.
Love ALL unconditionally.
ONE becomes a Way of Life.

-- Mayan Code of Honor
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Prayer in Time of Strife

I pray, not for answers, but for willingness.
Answers come in their own time.
My willingness to be flexible heals me,
it diminishes pain and makes all things better.
Each moment that passes becomes gentler,
as my spirit becomes softer and kinder.

May tough times bring out the best in me,
when my anger diminishes, my insight increases.
Blessings are all around me, even in this time,
even amidst my worries, let me see hope, and
feel in my bone, that things get better,
knowing that, it may take some time.

~Abby Willowroot
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There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth,
beyond all things on earth,
beyond us all,
beyond the heavens,
beyond the highest, the very highest heavens.
This is the light that shines in our heart.

~ Chandogya Upanishad 3.13.7, 800 B.C.
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