December 24, 2021
Step Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
“Our Higher Power is the only source of help that is always available to us, always strong enough to lift us up and set our feet on the path of life.”
– Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p.80
“Praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” That’s a pretty simple prayer. It starts with Thy will be done. Not my will. My Higher Power’s will. I don’t know what’s best for me or for anyone else. My way got me in trouble, got me isolated, got me depressed and got me stuck in my disease. My Higher Power’s will gives me a life beyond my wildest dreams and helps me be happy, joyous and free.
In Step Eleven, I work to improve my relationship with my Higher Power. The trust that started in Step Two, and grew in three through nine, now expands into a relationship that will carry me through my life abstinently, one day at a time.
Journal Prompt: How do I improve my conscious contact with my Higher Power?
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