Burden no longer

Lord, take away this ache in my heart. I know I have asked this of You before. This ache consumes my every waking moment,haunts my dreams, weakens my spirit. I pray You take this from me, so the burden is no longer my own, but ours together. I have wasted enough energy and am ready […]

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12 Step Spirituality (part 2)

Continued from Part 1 – by Richard Rohr ofm Divine Therapy Step Six: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Step Seven: Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. [1] Thomas Keating (1923–2018), one of the founders of Contemplative Outreach which promotes the practice of Centering Prayer, explained how meditation

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12 Step Spirituality (part 1)

A Universal Addiction by Richard Rohr ofm The addiction and overdose crisis… does not so much reflect moral failings of individuals as it does reveal a sickness that has infected the country and our collective consciousness. — Timothy McMahan King [1] Living School alumnus Tim King fairly attributes the United States’ epidemic of addiction to

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Night Prayer of St Augustine

The prayer surrounds your loved ones with heavenly protection. There exist many night prayers in the vast treasury of prayers. One very brief but beautiful prayer is commonly attributed to St Augustine, from the 5th century. What is unique about this prayer is that it not only prays for the person about to fall asleep,

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Prayer for Trusted Servants

Higher Power: We ask for your guidance in carrying out this work in service to the SLAA fellowship. Relieve us of the burdens of our egos and perfectionism. Grant us the grace of humility. Remind us to place principles before personalities. Help us to focus only on the greater good of the fellowship. Let us

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The Peace Prayer of St Francis

This prayer is known as the Eleventh Step Prayer in 12-step traditions Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O,

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Seventh Step Prayer

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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Third Step Prayer

To the GOD of my understanding: God, I offer myself to you,to build with meand to do with meas you will. Relieve me of the bondage of self,that I may better do your will. Take away my difficulties,that victory over themmay bear witness to thoseI would helpof your power, your love,and your way of life.May

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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. Serenity Prayer (perhaps original) 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. Living one

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