Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Monday, November 16, 2015
Pray for Help from Our Higher Power
Today’s reading hit the bull’s eye. Pray. That’s it. Pray for help from God as you understand God. That’s it. 
Yes, as the reading today instructed, I can pray that I come to know the Twelve Steps better. And, you and I both know that I wrote a year-long blog about being helpful and being of service. (365 days of being helpful!)
I try to be a good example. I want others to know that if they need anything, they can call on me. I will do my best to get them help and assistance.
Now, there is one caveat. One presupposition, if you will.
I need to believe in a loving, caring God, a God who is intimately involved with all of the humans in the world. A God who will come alongside those who are struggling, and assist. No matter what. (It’s a good thing that I do believe in such a loving, caring God.)
A distant, neutral, even vindictive Higher Power? Sorry, but I cannot pin my faith to some old acquaintances, or in some dinky understanding of an HP. Much less to an arbitrary God who doesn’t even care whether I live or die.
I appreciate the Action for Today from today’s reading: “Today, I’ll admit my needs by praying for help from my Higher Power.” So be it. Amen.
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 Keep It Simple: Daily Meditations for Twelve-Step Beginnings and Renewal. (Hazelden Meditation Series) (San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1989), November 16 reading.