Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Help Me to Have Fun, Lord!
Have you ever met someone who was boring? Dull? I mean, no fun at all? I have, and I did not want to spend much time with this person. It was a few years ago, but I felt sorry for the person. Sad. Terribly sad.
What about when people enter a sober life? When they are choosing not to get drunk, or choosing not to take drugs?
Some people think it is fun, even glamorous, to drink and drug. It isn’t. Using substances is often a necessity, especially for addicts and alcoholics who are established in their using and drinking behavior.
I hope to encourage people to find their own Higher Power, and to contact the curtain that separates people who drink and use from the people who do not use, either.
What can we do to replace the idea of “fun?” I mean, a completely different kind of fun?
As our daily reading book Keep It Simple says, “… live it up! Try new things. Meet new friends. Try new foods. Taking risks and having adventures are a basic human need. So go for it! Sobriety is fun!” 
Dear Lord, gracious God, teach us all to play. Teach us all great ways to stay safe, too. All that is human, that is.
Lord, in Your mercy and grace, hear our prayers.
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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 18 reading.