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Old 01-24-2008, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The 12 Steps Prayer


Power, greater than myself,
as I understand You,
I willingly admit that without
Your help I am pwerless over alcohol
and my life has become unmanageable.

I believe You can restore me to sanity.

I turn my life and my will over to You.

I have made a searching and fearless
moral inventory of myself
and I admit to You,
to myself,
and to another
the exact nature of of my wrongs.

I am entirely ready to have You
remove these defects of character.

I humbly ask You to remove my shortcomings.

I have made direct amends to all persons
I have harmed,
except when to do so would
injure them or others.

I will continue to take personal inventory
and when I am wrong I will promptly admit it.

I seek through prayer and meditation
to improve my conscious contact with You
and pray for knowledge of Your will for me
and the power to carry it out.

Grant me the grace to carry the message
of Your help unto others and
to practice the principles of the
Twelve Steps in all my affairs.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When in recovery, many who suffer from addiction quietly make a difference.
I am in awe of how the AA program works. Thank you and God bless each and every one of you in recovery that work the program and give back so generously to strangers who still suffer. AA members go from being selfish to selfless and literally change the world one day at a time.
My son was picked up and taken to a mtg. tonight by someone he just met last night at an AA mtg. This same guy was a speaker earlier today at a noon mtg. inside a rehab.
The foot soldiers of AA/CA/NA are out day in and day out offering to show others how to save their life
I am rewarded because my son's addiction led me to the recovery community. The lows of my son's addiction does not blind me to the wonderful things that go on daily with no fanfare.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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