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The following is my third entry in a series about the 12-step spiritual program of recovery.
Step 3: “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
In Step 2 we came to believe (see previous blog), now we make a commitment. Continuing our reading in The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, we find Step 3 in chapter 5 (How It Works) on page 63. It takes the form of a 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.” The wording is optional as long as it expresses the idea. I find this to be a beautiful prayer and very effective when voiced with conviction.
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