Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ask Him in the morning...

And Thank Him at night....

Simple advice I heeded when I was new, and I continue to this day. I do not have the power to stay sober, it is only by the Grace of God.

I am off to my 5:00 a.m. "commitment" at church. I thought I was doing this as a bit of a sacrificial act, but it turns out it is a joy. It is, by far, the best hour of each week. To sit in quiet prayer for a solid hour - I am committed to the hour, so there is no question of time. I love this and I believe it is changing my life.

"Step Eleven suggests prayer and meditation. We shouldn't be shy on this matter of prayer. Better men than we are using it constantly. It works, if we have the proper attitude and work at it." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 85-86

6 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

You rock!
JJ

Gwen said...

It is by far the most powerful tool AA has given me. Am so glad to hear you are enjoying it. God know I would love a quiet hour with no interruptions!

Happy HNT MC~

lushgurl said...

Beautiful post MC. You are such a great example to me of the growth that continues with the years in AA.
You are THE BEST!
HUGS

Pam said...

oooo, I would love to sit for an hour with you...in silent prayer. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the morning.

Lounge Daddy said...

my sponsor Dave M would concur

Meg Moran said...

what a nice way to recharge and nourish your spirit