Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. (Psalm 68:19)
For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. (Psalm 25:11)
God, I offer myself to Thee to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.
Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will.
Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness
To those I would help of Thy Power, Thy love and Thy way of life,
May I do Thy will always! (Step Three Prayer)
My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.
I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character
Which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows.
Grant me strength, as I go out from here to do your bidding. (Step Seven Prayer)
God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy
in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever
in the next. Amen. (Reinhold Niebuhr’s original Serenity Prayer)
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. (Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi)
Create in me a pure heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation And grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:10-12)
Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11)
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23)
Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth. (Psalm 31:5)