Just For Today – The simplest prayer

“…praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” – Step Eleven

How do we pray? With little experience, many of us don’t even know how to begin. The process, however, is neither difficult nor complicated.

We came to Narcotics Anonymous because of our drug addiction. But underlying that, many of us felt a deep sense of bewilderment with life itself. We seemed to be lost, wandering a trackless waste with no one to guide us. Prayer is a way to gain direction in life and the power to follow that direction.

Because prayer plays such a central part in NA recovery, many of us set aside a particular time each day to pray, establishing a pattern. In this quiet time, we “talk” to our Higher Power, either silently or aloud. We share our thoughts, our feelings, our day. We ask, “What would you have me do?” At the same time we ask, “Please give me the power to carry out your will.”

Learning to pray is simple. We ask for “knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” By doing that, we find the direction we lacked and the strength we need to fulfill our God’s will.

Just for Today: I will set aside some quiet time to “talk” with my Higher Power. I will ask for that Power’s direction and the ability to act on it.

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4 thoughts on “Just For Today – The simplest prayer

  1. PigLove says:

    Very good post my friend. Mom/dad have taught us here at the Hotel Thompson that we pray every night before bedtime. It’s a quite time to reflect with Him. Any time you can find time is great. It’s the point of making the time to do so – there is no wrong way. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Yes no wrong way, just making a connection and having some quiet time, even if only a few mins. (or seconds) 🙂

    • psquirrel says:

      I am happy about not having any rules on Higher Power communication . . . He is always there when you need Him, whatever the situation, even if it’s only for a few seconds. =)

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