“Lord, make me a channel 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
and the Prayer of St . Francis . Bill W., gives us a good example on page 99, of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions book : “Well, we might start like this.
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.
In this sense, the so-called “ Prayer of St . Francis ” reflects the spirit and outlook of the man for whom it is named. The prayer is a petition to God that we might live up to the true way of being-in-the-world that God intends for the human family.
Twelve Step Prayers First Step Prayer. Dear Lord , I admit that I am powerless over my addiction. Second Step Prayer. Heavenly Father , I know in my heart that only you can restore me to sanity. Third Step Prayer. God , I offer myself to Thee. Fourth Step Prayer. Dear God , Fifth Step Prayer. Higher Power, Sixth Step Prayer. Dear God ,
In a nutshell, step 11 says to discover the plan God, as you understand him, has for your life and find the power to carry it out. AA states it is non-religious but rather spiritual in design, and as its cornerstone, members should find a higher purpose or higher power.
The Seventh Step Prayer is as follows: “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.
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.
God, today help me set aside everything I think I know about You, everything I think I know about myself, everything I think I know about others, and everything I think I know about my own recovery so I may have an open mind and a new experience with all these things. Please help me see the truth.
You can adapt and adjust to your present circumstances. Stop avoiding difficult issues and only focusing on what you can’t change . Focus on what you can do about the situation, and if you can’t change something it’s time to accept this reality.
Think Think Think ( Upside ) It is usually on display in most AA meetings— written upside down to remind us that we have to turn our constant over thinking on its head if we are to recover.
LORD, make me a channel 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 discoid, 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,
Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in Roman Catholic history. He founded the Franciscan orders, including the Poor Clares and the lay Third Order. He and St . Catherine of Siena are the patron saints of Italy, and he is also the patron saint of ecology and of animals.
He was canonized as a saint on July 16, 1228. During his life he also developed a deep love of nature and animals and is known as the patron saint of the environment and animals; his life and words have had a lasting resonance with millions of followers across the globe.
origin of the prayer For many years the prayer was attributed to St Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), but modern research has established, beyond argument, that it is not his work. In fact he had been dead almost 700 years when it was first printed, anonymously, by a French clerical magazine, La Clochette, in 1912.