Lost Peace

illuminWe are a people who have lost our peace. Having lost it, we look for it everywhere. We more than look: In fact, we grab desperately. Until we remember that our own capacity to love is what we truly seek, we are doomed to endless compulsion to look for happiness where there is none and for satisfaction where there is only more longing.
        Only a spiritual experience can sober us.
 
Prayer for Healing of Addiction
 
Dear God,
I cannot stop:
-drinking
-using
-eating
-(say your own)
I have tried.
I have tried so hard.
And still, Lord, I go back and do it, though I hate myself for doing it.
I cannot stop.
I cannot stop.
You, dear Lord, are my refuge and security and strength when I cannot go on.
Please lift me up and share Your strength with me.
Please life from me this burden, the burden of this addiction, the pain of this self-hatred, the power of this demon within me.
I do not have the power on my own to fight this beast.
But You, dear Lord, You do.
You do.
I praise Your strength and power and love.
Please give it to me.
Please take away my desire to:
-drink
-use
-eat immoderately
-(say your own)
Please take it away.
Please take it away.
I surrender all.
I lay myself in Your arms.
Please give me a miracle.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Amen.
 
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Prayer for Clearing Up the Past

illuminPrayer for Clearing Up the Past 
 
Dear God,
Please take my past and take my future.
Transform them both through the miracle of Your power into energies of love and love only.
May I know the present as You would have me see it.
May I see only You in everyone and everything that I might be dazzled by the light, lifted up by the light, given joy by the light, and made new by the light.
Release me from my past and deliver me to my future.
In You I trust; nothing else is real.
In You I have faith; nothing else has power.
And so it is that I am where I belong, and I shall strive for nothing.
I am at home; may I feel this and be at peace.
For I would rob myself no longer through my vain imaginings and torment thoughts.
You are my life.
You are here and now.
Amen.
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Prayer for Clearing Up the Past

illuminPrayer for Clearing Up the Past 
 
Dear God,
The burden that I carry feels too big for me.
I’m so scared that this situation is going to fall apart and blow up in my face.
I have done the following things that I regret:
        (say your own).
I failed to do the following things that I feel I should have done:
        (say your own).
And now, dear Lord, I feel so guilty.
The situation is out of control, and I am so scared.
Please God, I need a miracle.
Please give me the chance to begin again.
I give to You what I tried to keep under my own control before, and now everything has gone wrong, of course.
Dear Lord, I am so sorry.
Please help me now,
May I begin again.
I place this entire situation in Your hands.
May it be reborn.
Please forgive me my errors and help me to forgive others for theirs.
Do for me what I cannot do for myself.
I go back in my mind to the moment at which I went astray in my thinking.
I surrender all aspects of this event to You.
From this point forward, I will not feel guilty, for I know You will make right what I have made wrong.
Thank You, Lord, for Your power and Your willingness to use it on my behalf.
I pray that I might learn to do wrong no longer, that I might be a better person in the future.
Thank You for the chance to begin again.
 
Amen
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