collective prayers

these are the collective prayers from the 11th Step Meeting on Christmas Eve…

Serenity Prayer “God, grant me the serenity-to accept the things I can not change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.”

3rd Step Prayer “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. May I do Thy will always. Amen.”

7th Step Prayer “My Creator, I am now willing-that You should have all of me, good or 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 the strength, as I go out from here, to do Your bidding. Amen.”

11th Step Prayer “Lord, make me a channel of Thy peace-that where there is hatred, I may bring love-that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness-that where there is discord, I may bring harmony-that where there is error, I may bring truth-that where there is doubt, I may bring faith-that where there is despair, I may bring hope-that where there are shadows, I may bring light-that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted-to understand, than to be understood-to love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. Amen.”

Lord’s Prayer “Our Father-who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses. As we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.”

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