A Prayer For My 2015 International AA Convention Trip

Last week I posted a blog entry about two fears I have in going to the 2015 International AA Convention (https://thetwelfthstep.com/2015/06/23/two-fears-about-the-upcoming-2015-aa-international-convention/). Well the day has finally arrived for me to head down to Atlanta, Georgia to attend that recovery event, so I decided it might be best for me to write a prayer to help guide my way for my entire time there. I must be honest and admit I’m still feeling those fears though, yet I’m choosing to remain faithful in my Higher Power by walking through them and not cancelling this trip. But before I share my prayer with you, there is something I would like to ask of each of you, once you’re done reading this brief post. Would all of you please pray for me as well, asking your Higher Power to guide me, to give me strength, and to help me experience a lot of joy while I’m on this trip. Thank you in advance for all your love and support and know I’m very grateful.

“Dear God, I don’t really know what you have in store for me on my trip to Atlanta for this 2015 International AA Convention, but I’ve decided to still go because I truly believe I’m meant to walk through the fears I have in going. Whether I end up facing any of my painful past experiences by running into former friends from Massachusetts, I’m trusting that you’ll guide all of my thoughts, words, and actions if I do. As for my ongoing struggles with my health, I’m not exactly sure what to pray for other than the strength to easily handle anything that shall arise surrounding it while away. And overall God, my only real hope for this trip is to experience a tremendous amount of joy, because frankly, I’ve been more down than up lately and have forgotten what it feels like to have a strong presence of that living within me. Amen.”

PS – I felt it’d be quite appropriate to make sure I place a “thought for the day” out here on my blog for every day I’ll be away, all under the topic of “having faith”. 🙂

Peace, love, light, and joy,

Andrew Arthur Dawson