Go back for a moment to the Second Step. It reads: “We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity” (emphasis mine).Take a few moments to think about these last words. They point to a Higher Power who is on our side—who cares about us; who wants to help us change for the better; who is always reaching out to us, wanting to make something beautiful out of the brokenness of our lives.
—Trevor Hudson, One Day at a Time: Discovering the Freedom of 12-Step Spirituality (Upper Room Books, 2007)
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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
—1 John 4:7 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Dear God, I admit that I cannot live life on my own power. I trust that you love me and want what is best for me. Please help me each day to seek your guidance, to love other people, and to live in a way that pleases you. Amen. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
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