No matter how traumatic your past or how despairing your present may seem, there is hope for a new day.
(Dr. D Stroop 1996 taking) from Forgive our parent, Forgiving ourselves)
Forgiveness and the Twelve Steps
- God help me to make direct amends to people I hurt wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
(We must be careful not to add further injury to those who have hurt us)
- God help me continued to take personal inventory and when I was wrong promptly admitted it.
(It is natural that our recovery; our growth toward wholeness; involve a regular check-up on ourselves)
- I sought through prayer and meditation to improve my conscious contact with God as I understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for me and the power to carry that out.
(The truth is that God is always walking alongside of us, helping us every step of the way)
- God having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, I tried to carry this message to other codependents and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
(When you have been set free from the burden of a pain filled past, it is only natural that you would want to share the freedom you have experienced with others)
You no longer do you need to rely on others as a power greater than yourself. May you instead find here a new strength within to be that which God Intended?
Thank you for joining me in this month of Prayer.