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The Serenity Prayer: Ask Only for Wisdom

How many of us say this little prayer at the start of an AA, or NA meeting and promptly forget it? This is the most powerful short prayer in the world today. Nothing can replace the Lord's Prayer, of course, but these words of the Serenity Prayer pack a lot of power and meaning.

GOD With the saying of this word, we are admitting the existence of a Higher Power.
GRANT With the repeating of this second word we are admitting that this Higher Power is an authority that can bestow or give.
SERENITY We are asking for the calmness, calmness and peace in our lives, which will enable us to think straight and govern ourselves properly.
TO ACCEPT We are resigning ourselves to conditions as they are right now.
THINGS I We are accepting our lot in life as it is. Until we have the courage to change the parts
CANNOT CHANGE of our lives that we don't like, we must accept it and not accept it grudgingly.
COURAGE We are asking for a guilt of spirit to face conditions without flinching.
TO CHANGE We are asking for conditions to be different.
THE THINGS
I CAN
We are asking for help to make a right decision. If you have to make a decision, consider
carefully the worst that could happen to you if your decision to change did not work out. If you can accept the worst and your decision can get you out of a rut, then proceed.
WISDOM

We are asking for the ability to form sound judgments in any matter.

TO KNOW We want to understand clearly a truth of fact.
THE DIFFERENCE We want to see things differently in our lives so there can be some distinction. We need to sense a definite value in being clean and sober, over drinking and drugging, if we are to remain clean and sober.

"Help me, O Lord, when I want to do the right thing but know not what it is. But help me most, dear Lord, when I know perfectly well what I ought to do, but can't find the will to do it."

Ask only in life for wisdom.
All other things follow in line.


Duval County Meeting Schedule 2005

• February 12th - 111 Test Avenue, Jacksonville
• June 1st - 111 Test Avenue, Jacksonville
• September 20th - 111 Test Avenue, Jacksonville
• December 1st - 111 Test Avenue, Jacksonville


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