Sometimes referred to as “the AA acceptance prayer,” the Serenity Prayer is usually recited at the beginning of almost all 12-step group meetings, and, at many meetings, at the end as well.
God , grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.
“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.
My name is___________and I am an alcoholic and your Secretary. 2. Let us open the meeting with a moment of silence to do with as you wish followed by the 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.
Going to an AA meeting is simple. You can find where and when there is a meeting convenient for you and you just turn up . That’s it. There’s no signing in, no money to pay, no appointment to make.
It is commonly quoted as: 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 prayer was the Serenity Prayer, commonly quoted as: “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.” Its adoption by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs has propelled it to worldwide renown.
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 ,
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.
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.
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.
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.
It isn’t required of anyone to do so but it keeps with the tradition of AA that when alcoholic calls for help, the helping hand of AA will be there.
The Twelve Promises We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity. We will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
The primary purpose of any A.A. group is to carry the A.A. message to alcoholics. It is misleading to hint or give the impression that A.A. solves other problems or knows what to do about drug addiction.