Third Step Prayer

I like this prayer, which comes from the Nicotine Anonymous program.

Relieve me of the bondage of self.

Help me abandon myself to the spirit.

Move me to do good in this world and show kindness.

Help me to overcome and avoid anger, resentment, jealousy 
and any other kind of negative thinking today.

Help me to help those who suffer.

Keep me alert with courage to face life and not withdraw from it,
not to insulate myself from all pain whereby I insulate myself from love as well.

Free me from fantasy and fear. Inspire and direct my thinking today; 
let it be divorced from self pity, dishonesty and self-seeking motives.

Show me the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love.

I pray for all those to whom I've been unkind and ask that they are
granted the same peace that I seek.

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