Aug. 9, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

serenity prayer293Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

AA Thought for the Day
“We have an allergy to alcohol. The action of alcohol on chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy. We allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all. We cannot be reconciled to a life without alcohol, unless we can experience an entire psychic change. Once this psychic change has occurred, we who have seemed doomed, we who had so many problems that we despaired of ever solving them, find ourselves able to control our desire for alcohol.”

Have I had a psychic change?

Meditation for the Day
Ask God in daily prayer to give you the strength to change. When you ask God to change you, you must at the same time fully trust Him. If you do not fully trust Him, God may answer your prayer as a rescuer does that of a drowning person who is putting up too much of a struggle. The rescuer must first render the person still more helpless, until he or she is wholly at the rescuer’s mercy. Just so must we be wholly at God’s mercy before we can be rescued.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may be daily willing to be changed. I pray that I may put myself wholly at the mercy of God.

Hazelden Foundation

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