The Lord is My Sponsor

    The Lord is my sponsor, I shall not want.
    He maketh me go to many meetings.
    He leadeth me to sit back, relax and listen with an open mind.
    He restoreth my soul, my sanity and health.

    He leadeth me in paths of serenity and fellowship for my sake.
    He teacheth me to think, take it easy, to live and let live, and
    do first things first.
    He maketh me honest, humble and grateful.
    He teacheth me to accept the things I cannot change,
    to change the things I can, and giveth me the wisdom
    to know the difference.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of despair, frustration,
    guilt and remorse, I will fear no evil.
    For thou art with me.
    The program, the way of life, the twelve steps, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine
    enemies – which are rationalization, fear, anxiety, selfpity,
    and resentment.

    Thou anointest my confused mind and jangled nerves with
    knowledge, understanding, and hope.
    No longer am I alone, neither am I afraid or sick or hopeless.
    Surely serenity shall follow me every day of my life, 25 hours
    at a time; as I surrender my will to thee, and carry the
    message to others.
    I will dwell in the house of the Higher Power, as I understand
    Him, daily, forever and ever.

~ Author Unknown