please set aside for me
all the things that I think I know about:
the 12 steps,
and especially spiritual matters
so that I may have an open mind
for a new experience of all these things.
I know in my heart that only you can restore me to sanity.
I humbly ask that you remove all twisted thought
and addictive behavior from me this day.
Heal my spirit and restore in me a clear mind.
Higher Power, I have tried to control the uncontrollable for far too long.
I ask that you take this burden from me.
I acknowledge that my life is unmanageable.
I ask for your care and guidance
Grant me honesty, courage, humility, and serenity,
to face that which keeps me from you and others.
I give this life to you, to do with as you will.
I am now willing that you should have all of me,
good and bad.
I pray that you now remove from me
every single defect of character which stands in the way
of my usefulness to you and my fellows.
Grant me strength, as I go out from here,
to do your bidding.