God, I offer myself to Thee - To build with me
and do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self,
that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that
victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy
Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of Life. May I do Thy will always!
11th Step Prayer
Lord, make me an instrument 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.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the
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
That I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy
with Him forever in the next. Amen
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My Creator, I am 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.
Version of the Seventh Step Prayer
I am coming to You on my knees in all humility
to humbly ask You to forgive all my past wrongs and to remove
all my defects of character. I want to start a new life today,
and I ask You to help me do so and to keep helping if I keep
In Step Three, I turned my will and my life
over to Your care. Thank You for taking complete control of my
life, and thank You for this opportunity to wipe my slate clean
and start my life anew. In Steps Four, Five and Six I have
completed my moral inventory and admitted to myself and another
person the exact nature of my wrongs. I now admit these wrongs
to You, God.
I am entirely ready to ask and pray now that
You please remove from me every single defect of character.
Specifically, I ask You to remove the following shortcomings
listed in my Fourth Step moral inventory:
(Read aloud here those defects
from your list.)
Thank You, God, for this opportunity for a new
beginning in my life and a chance to be a part of the solutions
in life instead of the problems. Please grant me wisdom,
knowledge and strength as I go out from here to do Your work and
live the Victorious Life You designed for me.
Thank You, God, for the steps which will make
Your plan for my life clear to me. Thank You and praise Your
to the Great Spirit
Great Spirit, Whose voice we hear in the winds, and whose breath
gives life to all the world, hear us!
are small and weak. We need your strength and wisdom. Let us
walk in beauty, and make our eyes ever behold the red and purple
sunset. Make our hands respect the things you have made and our
ears sharp to hear your voice. Make us wise so that we may
understand the things you have taught our people.
Let us learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
We seek strength, not to be greater than our brother, but to
fight our greatest enemy—
ourselves. Make us always ready to come to you with clean
hands and straight eyes, so when life fades as the fading
sunset, our spirits may come to you without shame.
from Pagans in Recovery
us join in a circle of silent meditation for the purpose of
sending love and healing to the lonely and suffering that wish
to find us.”
prayer, the Circle Chant: “I am a circle, I am healing you.
You are a circle, you are healing me. Unite us, be as one. Unite
us, be as one.”
from Anger Prayer
Big Book, page 67
When a person offended we said
to ourselves, “This is a sick man. How can I be helpful
to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done.”