A GREAT Prayer 8/3

At the beginning of each recovery meeting there is a moment of silence (inviting god into the room) and then it is usually followed by some form of prayer.

Well I heard this prayer for the first time today and it really resonated. It is one I will now carry with me and I hope to share at meetings as well.

Lord, help me to 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

All for a new experience in you Lord

A new experience in myself

A new experience in my fellows

And a much needed new experience in my recovery.


Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

23 thoughts on “A GREAT Prayer 8/3

    1. I heard someone else say them at the beginning of a meeting….I like the idea of setting aside all preconceived notions and opening up to be new… to the and experience the wonder and the new💜❤️💜

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  1. That’s an excellent approach. There is always more that can be learned.

    Sorta reminds me of my grandfather’s customary prayer at family events. He adequately summarized the essence of all faith in but four lines. First, he would grab everyone’s attention by tapping his water glass with a knife three times and a single call for silence. Then he would say:

    “Dear God: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

    Then the feast would start.

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