Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

The 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!

  • Jane

    I was almost too depressed to come to work this morning, but I made it! I just read this prayer. It is now my prayer. Thanks for hanging in there, Therese.

  • Sandra Kraft Bonnar

    I hit bottom drinking alcohol and doing the wrong prescription drugs in l982. Ended up in Rusk State Hospital, isolated and alone. Met a man like Jesus. He was a Gideon. Turned my life around but didn’t get on the right prescription or have the right Dr. until 2006. Met all the wrong men, did all the wrong things. Married Mr. Right in l988, my King and hero. He passed away in l999. His birthday is tomorrow. He was nobody’s fool though. He didn’t leave me, he was my soul mate. He went to a better place to prepare the way as he did for me on Earth. Been searching for someone, there’s a void of lonliness, at times. Been to Hell and back, good to be back. Living the twelve steps came to realize when I went crazy over the money that was stolen, the vehicles, the things; can’t take them with me. I have very little baggage left, but my eyes were opened to know a new freedom and a justified reason to belong here. I am loved, and I am loving others through this Jesus who is a HOLY SPIRIT. He lives through me and I gravitate towards other kindred. I have contributed the most to the world by smiling and loving. I am lucky, just to have survived and even though I struggle, He is always with me.World without End. Amen

  • Sandra Kraft Bonnar

    It took 60 years, but Hallalujah, no bondage except family and friends, and nature.

  • Nancy aka SixLittleKitties

    The moment I seen the title to the prayer….I smiled remembering the first time I heard it.
    Today, one who has been struggling with her drinking called to inform me she just got a DUI but I am sorry to say that, due to certain comments she made, I believe she still is in denial to a point.
    I can’t walk in her shoes and sometimes we have to hit our own personal bottom (only we know ourselves when we hit it) before we say enough is enough…I hope the court system makes her hit her personal bottom to say enough is enough.

  • Lori

    Its a lot easier to let it all go!

  • carmen Perez-Febles

    I needed this prayer today, thank you

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