This week the homework was to write our own 3rd Step Prayer.
The following prayer is the third step prayer found in the Big Book and used by Bill W.:
God, I offer myself to Thee To build with me & 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 & Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always.
This is my personal third step prayer:
God, I surrender my life to you now. When I tried to manage everything on my own without You, it did not work. Please, take my thoughts and my feelings and guide my actions to live according to Your will and plan. Please help me see the Truth.
The essence of the third step prayer is:
We have decided to forget the past with God and to give our future into His keeping. Nothing more needs to be added, and nothing can be taken away.
This picture may have been better suited to the post on the Serenity Prayer, but, I wanted to add it to our blog.
Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful that we are sharing this journey together!
In love and service,