Inspiration

Like Alcoholics Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is not a religious program – but it does encourage spirituality. We also know that many people come to the program with deep hurts and wounds and spiritual abuse inflicted by their parents, traditional religions and institutions.

Here you will find some of the prayers that SLAA uses in its program or that members have found helpful. Prayers are addressed to your own Higher Power – however you understand that God or Spirit or Power to be.

Prayer

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Desiderata

GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be…

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Sanskrit Proverb

Look to this day, For it is life, The very life of life. In its…

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Prayer during Turmoil

Dear Higher Power, During times when my world becomes unhinged And the foundations of what…

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Burden no longer

Lord, take away this ache in my heart. I know I have asked this of…

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Prayer during Turmoil

Dear Higher Power, During times when my world becomes unhinged And the foundations of what…

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Third Step Prayer

To the GOD of my understanding: God, I offer myself to you,to build with meand…

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Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; courage to change…

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Prayers for each step

Step 1 prayer Dear Higher Power,I admit that I am powerless over my addiction.I admit…

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The Prayers of SLAA

Like Alcoholics Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is not a religious program – but…

Unity Prayer

I put my hand in yours,and together we can do what we could never do…

Spirituality

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My Bill of Rights

I have the right to be treated with respect. I have the right to say…

12 Step Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Reaching rockbottom…

7 SLAA Blessings

As we use the Twelve Steps of SLAA in our recovery, many of us experience…

Recovery

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Fast Facts about Porn

Over 100 quick stats and findings from an ever-growing body of research. Fight the New…

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Fundamental Feelings

One of the common realities of men in recovery is the discovery of an emotional…

Withdrawal

When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, they will often experience physical and…

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