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What The Serenity Prayer Means To An Alcoholic

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:06pm

A Recovery Prayer Analyzed

Most alcoholics first hear the serenity prayer at their initial 12-step meeting. As the meeting ends, all gathered stand and hold hands saying aloud the serenity prayer and then raising their clasped hands bellow “keep coming back!” It’s as if they are aware that some may be attending their last meeting so they are reaffirming to the weak that there is strength in their numbers.

The prayer itself is simple enough to remember and yet carries unusually strong meaning to every alcoholic in the room. The beauty of the Serenity Prayer is in its uncomplicated message of hope, peace, fearlessness and insight. All things a recovering alcoholic strives for in building a new life without addiction to alcohol. Continue Reading »

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