Alcoholics Anonymous

Quick S​tart Prayers

Suggested Quick Start, 
2x Daily Prayers,  
Est.   Time 5 mins  
1x Morning before you get out of Bed, 
1x  At night, Before sleep. 

Serenity Prayer:      
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,  
The courage to change the things I can, 
And wisdom to know the difference.    
Long Version continues   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.         

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. May I do Thy will always!  

Seventh Step Prayer:
My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good & bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you & my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here to do Your bidding. Amen        

St. Francis Prayer:       
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace. Where there is hatred, I may bring love. Where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness. Where there is discord, I may bring harmony. Where there is error, I may bring truth. Where there is doubt, I may bring faith. Where there is despair, I may bring hope. Where there are shadows, I may bring light. 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.

Pray for others:    
Dear God I pray that (persons) may have hope, happiness, health, love, and abundance in all areas of life.
Dear God I pray that I may have hope, happiness, health, love, and abundance in all areas of life. I pray that you give me direction, and purpose, that i may do your will. That I may be a better person today, Amen.
  The prayer process

Gratitude List  1-2 mins:    Spoken, Written , or Silent       
Think of a few things you are grateful for (simple Stuff) Warm Bed, Food, Love, Health, Friends, Happiness, Job, etc ..  

 your done - enjoy  the day   &  repeat this process in the evening 

Path to Success:

1 Start to Pray - its a learned habit   
2 Look / Seek a Higher Power 
3 Work the 12 Steps   
4 Get a Sponsor (Coach, Mentor, Guide)  
5 Participate in your Success  
6 Be Honest, Open Minded, Willing   
7 Arrive 10 mins Early everywhere
8 Go to Meetings 3-5x per week 
9 Think on Purpose  (why am I here)
10 Be Grateful  
11 Listen Intently to recovery 
12 Follow Suggestion  
13 Change your behaviors
14 Share Your Story, Share Hope
15 Look for the Good in people
16 Help Somebody Anywhere 
17 Let Somebody Help You 
18 Call Somebody - say hello 
19 Be Accountable, & Trustworthy 
20 Help Create a Miracle  
21 Smile,  its a learned habit

Understanding: Why I want to do this?     
Alcoholics & Addicts can go on for weeks, months, and years without seeing the effects they are causing to people.  Parents, Friends, Spouses, Children, Co-Workers, & even YOU. Everybody you encounter is being affected by your addiction. You might not notice it, but they do, and they have been impacted. Change your behavior, change your life, & Change their live !    

When you look to the future with open and honest heart,  Will your life story be ? (you) are a Great Student, Co-worker, Father, Mother, Husband, Wife, Friend, Brother, Sister, Anut, Uncle, Grand Parent, etc. People will Say with love and admiration:  I remember the time we did ____ together it was awesome… (you) are just the best ____    

Or will people answer:
“We distanced our self from (your name) years ago “  I think (your name) is still … Addicted, Homeless, Divorced, Prison, Hospitalized, Injured, …. or  Dead.     

Live and Grow

We have 168 hours per week to live life and thrive. You are your best investment, Committing to this process. just 10hrs per week, 7% of your time, will yield 93% upside reward. Get all the good life has to offer, you deserve it, and so do the people that you love, and the people that love you. 

This is not a job, or something hard, it is an enjoyable experience, a great journey. This is a long-waited vacation from your current life, and a path to a new life.    

Dear Higher Power, we pray that we may recover from our disease. We pray for others and ourself:  to have, Hope, Happiness, Health, Love, and Abundance in all our lives.

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