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Recovery Prayers

Recovery Prayers Used In A.A.

Suggestions About Recovery Prayers and Meditation From the Big Book:

  • Make no requests in prayer for yourself only.
  • Never pray for your own selfish ends.
  • Select and memorize a few set prayers that emphasize the principles of The Steps.
  • Ask a priest, minister or rabbi about helpful books and prayers that emphasize the principles of the Steps.
  • Be quick to see where religious people are right.
  • Make use of what religious people have to offer.

(From page 87 of The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Recovery Prayers At Night

God forgive me where I have been resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid today. Help me to not keep anything to myself but to discuss it all openly with another person – show me where I owe an apology and help me make it. Help me to be kind and loving to all people. Use me in the mainstream of life God. Remove worry, remorse or morbid reflections that I may be of usefulness to others.

(From page 86 of The Big Book)

Recovery Prayers In The Morning

God direct my thinking today so that it be divorced of self pity, dishonesty, self-will, self-seeking and fear. God inspire my thinking, decisions and intuitions. Help me to relax and take it easy. Free me from doubt and indecision. Guide me through this day and show me my next step. God give me what I need to take care of any problems. I ask all these things that I may be of maximum service to you and my fellow man in the name of the Steps I pray.

(From page 86 of The Big Book)

Prayer Of St. Francis Of Assisi

Lord, make me a channel of thy peace,
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort
than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.

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