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.
The set aside prayer is said before we read the big book , at the beginning of step work and at the beginning of some meetings. The words are not important, so please don’t get hung up on words. The set aside prayer asks our creator to take away all I think I know so that I may learn something new.
The prayer is derived from the chapter To The Agnostic, pages 47 and 48. We ask that we may have a truly open mind, so we might have a new experience with these things and come to know You better.
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.
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The Significance of the Serenity Prayer in 12 – Step Recovery. To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
In the 6th of the Christian 12 steps , we pray to God so that we may free ourselves from those negative traits of character that we may yet cling to. We are imperfect, we have faults, and pettiness and meanness, and only through God’s grace can we hope to overcome our human weaknesses.
Resentment Prayer on page 552 of the AA Big Book : He said, in effect” If you have a resentment you want to be free of, if you will pray for the person or the thing that you resent , you will be free.
It says in the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84 “And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone – even alcohol,” We have to be reminded that we have offered our self to God, and he is now in the driver’s seat.
“We asked God to help us show the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend. When a person offended we said to ourselves, ‘This is a sick man /woman. How can I help him/’her? God save me from being angry.
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.
The 12 Steps of Co-Dependents Anonymous We admitted we were powerless over others – that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understood God. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Confronting Character Flaws in Recovery Be willing to do the work – Confronting personal character is far from easy. Journal – Progress is a process. Meditate – Building awareness of how the mind directly affects your thoughts and behavior can teach you how to identify negative and self-destructive behaviors.
Learn How to Pray in These 4 Easy Steps Prayer Has Four Simple Steps. Step 1: Address Heavenly Father. Step 2: Thank Heavenly Father. Step 3: Ask Heavenly Father. Step 4: Close in the Name of Jesus Christ. Praying in a Group. Pray Always, With Sincerity and With Faith in Christ. Prayers Will Always Be Answered.