The Lord is my Sponsor, I shall not want.
He maketh me go to many meetings.
He leadeth me to sit back, relax and listen with an open mind.
He restoreth my soul, my sanity and health.
He leadeth me in paths of serenity and fellowship for my sake.
He leadeth me to think, take it easy, live and let live and do first things first.
He maketh me honest, humble and grateful.
He teacheth me to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things I can and giveth 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 thou art with me.
The program, the way of life, the twelve steps, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies- which are rationalization, fear, anxiety, self-pity and resentment.
Thou anointest my confused mind and jangled nerves with knowledge, understanding and hope.
No longer am I alone , neither am I afraid or sick or helpless.
Surely serenity shall follow me everyday of my life, 25 hours at a time; as I surrender my will to thee and carry the message to others.
I will dwell in the house of the Higher Power, as I understand Him, daily, forever and ever.