Prayers

Set Aside Prayer

 Higher Power, 

Please help me set aside everything I think I know about myself,
my disease, these steps, and especially you,
for an open mind and a new experience with myself,
my disease, these steps, and especially You. 

Amen 


Second Step Prayer

 Higher Power, 

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. 

Amen 

Third Step Prayer

 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. 

Amen 

Unity Prayer

 I place my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone. 

No longer is there a sense of hopelessness. 

No longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower. 

We are all together now, reaching out our hands, for a power and strength, greater that ours. 

And, as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams! 

Amen 

11th Step Prayer

 Higher Power, 

Please Help Me. 

Help me learn what I’m supposed to learn. Help me do what I’m supposed to do. 

Help me be who I’m supposed to be. 

Stay with me always. 

In my hour of deepest despair. 

And my hour of greatest joy. 

Amen 

Victory Prayer

 Higher power, 

I offer myself to you to build with me and to do with me as you will. 

Relieve me of the burden of self, that I may better do your will. 

Take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help, of your power, your love and your way of life. 

May I do your will always. 

Amen 

Prayer to Get Past Self-Doubt

 Help me learn to meet life with an affirmative attitude. 

There is good in the world, and I can follow that good. 

Power is available to help me do the right thing. 

Therefore, I must accept that power. 

I pray that I will not be paralyzed by doubt.

I pray that I may meet life affirmatively on the venture of faith. 

Amen 

Spiritual Growth Prayer

 Higher Power, 

May my development as a spiritual person temper my habitual hankerings for material security. 

May I understand that the only real security in life is spiritual. 

If I have faith in my Higher Power, these revisions in my attitudes will follow. 

May I grow first in spiritual awareness. 

Amen 

Affirmation Prayer

 Help me learn to meet life with an affirmative attitude. 

There is good in the world, and I can follow that good. 

Power is available to help me do the right thing. 

Therefore, I must accept that power. 

I pray that I will not be paralyzed by doubt. 

Thank you all for being here.

Amen 

Freedom From Bondage Prayer

 If you have a resentment you want to be free of, if you will pray for the person or the thing that you resent, you will be free. 

If you will ask in prayer for everything you want for yourself to be given to them, you will be free. 

Ask for their health, their prosperity, their happiness, and you will be free. 

Even when you don’t really want it for them, and your prayers are only words and you don’t mean it, go ahead and do it anyway. 

Do it everyday for two weeks and you will find you have come to mean it and you want it for them, and you will realize that where you used to feel bitterness and resentment and hatred, you now feel compassionate understanding and love. 

Amen 

Reconciliation Prayer

 Higher Power, 

Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I vow to cultivate loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others and relieve others of their suffering. 

Knowing that words can create happiness or suffering, I vow to learn to speak truthfully, with words that inspire self-confidence, joy, and hope. 

I am determined not to spread news that I do not know to be certain and not to criticize or condemn things of which I am not sure. 

I will refrain from uttering words that can cause division or discord, or that can cause the family or the community to break. 

I will make all efforts to reconcile and resolve all conflicts, however small. 

Amen 

Peace Within (St. Therese's Prayer)

 May today there be peace within. 

May we trust our highest power that we are exactly where we are meant to be. 

May we not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. 

May we use those gifts that we have received, and pass on the love that has been given to us. 

May we be content knowing we are children of God. 

Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow our souls the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. 

It is there for each and every one of us. 

Amen