The Set Aside Prayer

Many of us struggle with a pragmaticism about what we need to do to practice open-mindedness. This prayer, in a variety of forms, has been used for many years in AA and other 12 step recovery programs as a way to welcome a Higher Power into this essential pursuit of an open mind as meetings are opened, dialogues occur with your sponsor, or the privacy of your own spiritual practice.

God, please help me to set aside everything I think I know about You, everything I think I know about myself, everything I think I know about others, and everything I think I know about my own recovery, for a new experience in You God, a new experience in myself, a new experience in my fellows, and a much needed new experience in my own recovery. Amen

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