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Friday, March 9, 2012

Thought of the Day - Pray for Guidance

In the Addiction Recovery Program we are often reminded that what we pray for may not be what is best for us.  We are able to see only a little way, and our vision is clouded by our present situation and daily happenings and distractions. 
 
If the problems I have to face seem beyond my endurance, I will not explain them to God; He already knows.  I will not tell Him what I expect Him to do about my difficulties; He knows what is best for me.
 
When I am faced with something which is beyond my power to perform, to decide, or to cope with, I will not struggle with it by myself.  I will ask Him to show me what steps to take.  This is prayer; not to ASK FOR anything but GUIDANCE.
 
“All true prayer somehow confesses our absolute dependence on God; it is a vital contact with Him.  It is when we pray truly that we really are.  From our prayers we receive light to apply….to our own problems and difficulties.”   (Thomas Merton:  No Man is an island)

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