I Won’t Change Without Prayer

Living sober has meant my depending on prayer. But, I am not great at prayer.  How and what and when to prayer is personal. So, while I have no original thoughts here, others do.

AA suggests developing a consistent prayer life:


To the intellectually self-sufficient man or woman, many A.A.’s can say, “Yes, we were like you — far too smart for our own good. . . . Secretly, we felt we could float above the rest of the folks on our brain power alone.” — AS BILL SEES IT, p. 60

Even the most brilliant mind is no defense against the disease of alcoholism. I can’t think my way sober. I try to remember that intelligence is a God-given attribute that I may use, a joy—like having a talent for dancing or drawing or carpentry. It does not make me better than anyone else, and it is not a particularly reliable tool for recovery, for it is a power greater than myself who will restore me to sanity—not a high IQ or a college degree.

From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Daily Reflection

Prayer: Giving My Broken Toys to God

Prayer, I’ve come to believe, connects me with my Higher Power. Next to the Serenity Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer is a prayer pattern I use – most often at meetings since  AA closes its meeting usually with reciting it.

I was interested, then, when I discovered a favorite preacher speaking on prayer, and how to make it more central by praying the Lord’s Prayer.

The link will take about an hour to watch —  Just like a meeting. Grab a cuppa coffee, and enjoy.

The Primacy of Prayer: Tim Keller 2018

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Love in Christ,

Sober and Grateful


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