Third Step Prayer

God, I offer myself to Thee- To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always!



This prayer shows me how my higher power can remove my difficulties.  They are not magically removed in an instant, but rather they are removed through actions that can be seen.  Again, faith without works is dead is the AA mantra.  There is work to be done here.  But what is the motivation for removing difficulties, what is the pay off?  It is for the benefit of others, you see I'm trying to be freed from the bondage of self.

I am called to be a good example to give hope to others who face the difficulties too. I'm not sure I'm "all in" on this one.