“We may ask
for ourselves, however,
if others will be helped.
We are careful
never to pray
for our own selfish ends.”
BB, p. 87
For the drunk in early recovery prayer
is often a foreign word, an exercise in futility.
The Big Book offers a few prayers that help
those who want to get sober
make their way through the Steps of A. A..
The meetings, the fellowship, a sponsor
also help to guide the recovering soul
through the journey of learning how to pray
in a way that gives one the strength and courage
to stay sober, one day at a time.
For the long timer who has learned to pray,
every thought and every action is a prayer
that seeks to find and do the will
of a loving Higher Power.
Today, pray often.
Recovery is one day at a time.
Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.
ME and the Boss
And, if no one has told you yet today,
God loves you and so do we.