Recovery Commencement Prayers

I realized God was not going to do for me what I could do for myself. So my biggest prayer became: “God, give me the willingness to abstain, be teachable and work the Steps. God, give me the willingness to forgive and to ask for forgiveness. Give me the willingness to accept myself as I am—as I hope to be.” I prayed that God’s will would be done in my life. ~ Anonymous, Overeaters. Abstinence, Second Edition: Members of Overeaters Anonymous Share Their Experience, Strength and Hope. Overeaters Anonymous. Kindle Edition.

God, grant me … the courage to change
the things I can!! Let me be willing
to let you give me abstinence,
let me be teachable. Give me
willingness to forgive and the grace
to accept forgiveness when I need it.
May I be an instrument of your peace
and may Your will be done in my life.
Amen. So be it!