In this fast-paced, technology and consumerism-driven world, the unfortunate truth is that we’ve all become addicts in some shape or form. That’s why it’s crucial that we practice intentionality and become conscious of our everyday actions.
Making prayer a part of our daily routine can be an incredibly powerful tool in our arsenal to empower ourselves to practice self-control and temperance in all aspects of life, especially when the lure of attachments and temptations reaches its peak.
Here’s a short recovery prayer from the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, that can help you in your journey from imprisonment to freedom and equip you to navigate the terrains whenever you feel lost:
“Thank you for keeping me straight yesterday. Please help me stay straight today. For the next twenty-four hours, I pray for knowledge of your will for me only and the power to carry that through. I pray that you might free my thinking of self-will, self-seeking, and wrong motives. I pray that in times of doubt and indecision, you might send your inspiration and guidance. I pray that you might send me the right thought, word, or action, and that you show me what my next step should be.”