A Psalm For Recovery

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That man is my sponsor. I shall not be in want.
He makes me to go to many meetings.
He leads me to sit back, relax and listen with an open mind.
He shows me how God can restore my soul, my sanity, and my health.
He leads me in the paths of recovery, serenity, and fellowship for
my own sake.
He teaches me to think, to take it easy, to live and let live, and to do first things first.
He shows me how to be honest, humble, and grateful.
He teaches me to accept the things I cannot change,
to change the things I can, and shows me
the wisdom to know the difference.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of despair,
frustration, guilt, and remorse, I will fear no evil,
for God is with me; the Program, His way of life.
The Twelve Steps, they comfort me.
He prepares a table before me in the presence of
my enemies; rationalization, fear, anxiety, self-pity,
anger, and resentment.
He anoints my confused mind and
jangled nerves with knowledge, understanding, and hope.
No longer am I alone; neither am I afraid,
nor sick, nor helpless, nor hopeless.
My cup runneth over.
Surely recovery and serenity shall follow me every day
of my life, twenty-four hours at a time, as I surrender my
will to God and carry the message to others; and I will daily
dwell in the house of my Higher Power.
Forever and ever.

By a friend of a friend of a friend
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