Monday, July 20, 2009

Daily prayer routine

1. The minute I wake up in the morning, I say:

"Good morning, God. Let's make this a great day!"

2. Sometime thereafter, I recite the third 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!

followed by:

"God, please give me courage, strength, faith and hope, and knowledge of your will and power to carry it out."

3. Somewhere throughout the day,I usually say the 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.

And usually a lot of "God help me's sprinkled throughout the day, along with "Thank you God".

Its good, try it!


Syd said...

The Serenity prayer has gotten me through some tough times. I'm a big fan of it.

Ms Hen said...

very sweet.. will try it.

Steve E. said...

Yes. It's good. And I "try" it every single day...funny thing. Our bed sits kind of high up, and so I just sort of slide out of it, and right onto my knees. Before "anything else" I have prayed, and then get read and head out to two meetings 7 and 8 AM.

And every day is like a spiritual Christmas.