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"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal life." Amen.

The speaker tonight was a living proof of this prayer. I feel so encouraged to hear old timers who have given their entire lives to AA work. He had humbled me by his sharing & the experiences he had in serving on the AA hospitals committee. The 12 step work done over the last 30 years. I am glad to report that AA is well & ticking in our part of the world.



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Mahalo Gonee....great post and I remember saying to myself (thru the thoughts of my then sponsor), after I read that prayer..."be careful what you pray for".   It is not also called the "servants prayer" for nothing.    Grateful for the post.   smile



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Thanks Gonee,
A beautiful prayer, an ideal to strive for. I too have met a few folks who live this prayer and while I am inspired by them, I fall well short of the wonderful example they set. Thankfully our program is one of progress rather than perfection, so there is still hope for me.

God Bless,
Mike H.

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Thanks...gonee for the insight.



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I am smiling, I think sooo much about this prayer lately. I grew up singing these words back in the school choir, but it never had the power that it has now.

The version in the 12x12, page 99 is a little different, I like the part, "For it is by self-forgetting that one finds...."

I am so grateful for a fellowship to walk This Walk with me, I could never do it alone. Thanks ((Gonee))

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Pax Domini!  Thanks Gonee..............smile  Recovering Altar Boy :)



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Thanks. Something to aim for. I doubt lil' old imperfect me will ever get there but it'll be fun trying.

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THANK YOU FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL PRAYER...JUST WHAT I NEEDED TONIGHT!..I HAVE JUST PUT A POST ON HERE ABOUT WHY AM I SAD...THEN I READ THIS...WISH I HAD READ IT FIRST...I FEEL GREAT NOW...THANK YOU XOXO ANGELINA

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  thank you, Gonee.  what peace there is in saying that prayer, what relief,   the things we want can bless us by giving them to someone else... it is just the opposite of self-centeredness.     big hugs and thanks    from sheila/jj



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