Recovery Prayer

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This prayer is based on a section of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous:

(God) Thank you for keeping me straight yesterday. Please help me stay straight today. 

(God) For the next twenty-four hours, I pray for knowledge of Your will for me only, and the power to carry that through. 

(God) Please free my thinking of self-will, self-seeking, dishonesty, and wrong motives. 

(God) Send me the right thought, word, or action. Show me what my next step should be. In times of doubt and indecision, please send Your inspiration and guidance. 

(God) I ask that You might help me work through all my problems, to Your glory and honor. 

This prayer is a recovery prayer. It can take us through any situation. In the days ahead, we’ll explore the ideas in it. If we pray this prayer, we can trust it has been answered with a yes. 

Today, I will trust that God will do for me what I cannot do for myself. I will do my part-working the Twelve Steps and letting God do the rest. May 1


Balance

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The goal is balance. 

We need balance between work and play. We need balance between giving and receiving. We need balance in thought and feelings. We need balance in caring for our physical health and our spiritual health. 

A balanced life has harmony between a professional life and a personal life. There may be times where we need to climb mountains at work. There may be times where we put extra energy into our relationships. But the overall picture needs to balance. 

Just as a balance nutritional diet takes into account the realm of our nutritional needs to stay healthy, a balanced life takes into account all out needs: our need for friends, work, love, family, play, private time, recovery time, and spiritual time – time with God. If we get out of balance, our inner voice will tell us.we need to listen. 

Today I will examine my life to see if the scales have swung too far in any area, or not far enough in some. I will work toward achieving balance. April 30

The Language of Letting Go 

Daily Meditations and Codependency

MELODY BEATTIE

Daily Reflections May 1, 2016

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HEALING HEART AND MIND

Admitted to God. To ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS p.55

Since it is true that God comes to me through people, I can see that by keeping people at a distance I also keep God at a distance. God is nearer to me than I think and I can experience Him by loving people and allowing people to love me. But I can neither love not be loved if I allow my secrets to get in the way. 

It’s the side of myself that I refuse to look at that rules me. I must be willing to look at the dark side in order to heal my mind and heart because that is the road to freedom. I must walk into darkness to find the light and walk into fear to find peace. 

By revealing my secrets-and thereby ridding myself of guilt-I can actually change my thinking; by altering my thinking, I can change myself. My thoughts create my future. What I will be tomorrow is determined by what I think today.