SaddleBack Club

Alcoholics Anonymous

Morning Payers

Opening Prayer
Our Father, we come to you as a friend. You have said where two or more are gathered, there You will be in the midst. We believe You are here with us now and this is something You would have us do, and that it has Your blessing.  We pledge with You to be honest and to search our hearts for weaknesses and errors, that we may deserve Your help. We believe that you want us to be real partners with You in the business of living, accepting our full responsibilities, and certain that the rewards will be freedom, growth and happiness. For this we are grateful. We ask You at all times to guide us. Help us daily to come closer to You. Grant us new ways of living and of gratitude. 

Third Step Prayer 
God, I offer myself to Thee – to build with me and to 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.  

Seventh Step Prayer 
My Creator, 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.

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
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. AMEN

Serenity Prayer                       
God, grant me the Serenity To accept the things, I cannot change. Courage to change the things I can, And Wisdom to know the difference.  (extended version) 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 His will. That I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with Him forever in the next. AMEN. 

Morning Prayer 
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. AMEN

Set Aside Prayer
God, please set aside everything I think I know about myself, my disease, the Big Book, the 12Steps, the Program, the Fellowship, the people in the fellowship, and all the spiritual terms, especially about you God. That I might have an open mind and a new experience with all these things. Help me to see the truth.      

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