Prayer For Sobriety

God, today is a new day for me.
With you, it can be a day of abstinence
with you, I can handle anything

I ask for your protection in case
sometime during the day
my desire to eat compulsively
becomes stronger than my desire to abstain.

I ask for Your Protection today
from anyone or anything
that would interfere with my abstinence.
I know that I am powerless over food and
that my life can become unmanageable again.

I believe that you will relieve my compulsion
and restore me to sanity.
Please help me to know Your Will for me today
and give me the willingness to carry it out.

I turn my will and my life over to You.
Please guide me through another day of abstinence.
God, I need you.

God, forgive me where I have been resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid today. Help me to not keep anything to myself but to discuss it all openly with another person show me where I owe an apology and help me make it. Help me to be kind and loving to all people. Use me in the mainstream of life, God. Free me of worry, remorse or morbid (sick) reflections that I may be of usefulness to others. Amen.

God, direct my thinking today so that it be empty of self-pity, dishonesty, self-will, self-seeking and fear. God, inspire my thinking, decisions and intuitions. Help me to relax and take it easy. Free me from doubt and indecision. Guide me through this day and show me my next step. God, show me what I need to do to take care of any problems. I ask all these things that I may be of maximum service to you and my fellow man. In the spirit of the Steps I pray. Amen.

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
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.


God, give me 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.


Almighty God in heaven, be with your orphan son DSR. show him how to be sober and live a healthy, happy and peaceful life filled with good friends that love and respect him. Help him with his job and his home life balance. He needs your light always and forever. Thank you for loving him so much.

God's power is greater than the power of alcohol or drugs in my life.
God in this moment I ask for your help.
Help me to have personal ongoing power over my lower desires.
I know that without this daily God-given power -- I will lose control.

I ask in prayer for a Divine intervention.
Touch and uplift my personal control over momentary temptation.
I pray for immediate help, bring me spiritual as well as human support.
I pray for 10 times the control to abstain.
I pray for God's Will in my own willpower.

I choose to experience the high of sobriety and the rewards it offers,
through a clear head and rational thought.
I experience the reward of realizing that this moment,
I have won the overcoming battles of this day.
God and I have a combined power.
Combined power that can not be overcome and can not be defeated.

I actively work with God's power that does not know relapse.
I pray for protection against my former self and its ways of living.
If I have succumbed to this in the past and am now amidst the wreckage of my life, I know in faith that with God's daily help I can and will rebuild my life anew.
Life with God carries a promise given to me of success.

I choose God's happiness now.
I choose to work with God to rebuild my life, my career, and my relationships.
I choose only alcohol and drug-free associations with others.
Because I choose life over the sickness and death associated with
substance abuse.

I ask God to heal me and satisfy my cravings.
I pray that even in healing I will never forget that I have an
addiction, an addiction that has the power to harm myself and others.
I pray that I continually make a spiritual commitment to new life,
that will never allow entrance, to substances that poison living.
My life is now filled with opportunity that knows no end.

The new party is alcohol and drug-free, filled with sober people committed to our
new lifestyle.
Daily I support, and am supported by, people strongly committed to sobriety.
Motivate me daily, dear God, to attend A.A. or N.A.
Daily I support, and am supported by, my strong faith in God.

God IS my help in every need!

Dear Lord, we know that you are the Redeemer and you save lives, and perform miracles. We ask that you fill our sister Terri Lee Smyth with the courage and strength to resist any and all temptations; that she be filled with the Holy Spirit as she conquers the demon of addiction. Bless her journey, and guide her steps, Lord as we thank you for leading her out of the shadows and into the light. Bless Terri and her family as they become whole. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen