September 24, 2004

Second Step Prayers

Heavenly Father, I know in my heart that only you can restore me to sanity. I humbly ask that you remove all twisted thought & addictive behavior from me this day. Heal my spirit & restore in me a clear mind.

Alternate Prayer

I pray for an open mind so I may come to believe in a Power greater than myself. I pray for humility & the continued opportunity to increase my faith. I don’t want to be crazy any more.


Anonymous said...

That last line in this post, "I don’t want to be crazy any more" reminded of something. I don't remember how long I had been sober then, but it was a few months and my mind was starting to get clearer but it was racing out of control! It's like my brain was clearing or waking up, and I was lying alone at night and decided to pray for insanity, thinking that might be the answer. I don't mean the insanity of doing the same thing over and over addiction-wise, I mean clinical insanity. I felt like something just stopped me and I couldn't do it, couldn't ask for insanity... I don't think I would have wanted it (the old, you might get what you pray for). I think I went to three meetings the next day, and started feeling grateful for my mental health... which might be debatable, but it's what all I've got :) Anyway, that memory just came back when I read this post. Have a good one day at a time!
Bo B.

Anonymous said...

I dont want to be crazy any more either. My mind is racing too. From thoughts of just go drink, to a million other thoughts that have nothing to do with drinking, but let me escape and avoid reality, truth and responsibility. I may not be drinking, but i am doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. I am truly, truly tired of this. I know there is a God out there and I desparately want to return to sanity.

Anonymous said...

I like this quote. I can relate to not wanting to be crazy anymore. When you are going through chaos in your life, it is easy to lose control.