After we take an inventory, determining and admitting the exact nature of our wrongs, we become entirely ready, as the Sixth Step suggests, to have these defects of character removed. Sure, it’s easy to feel like that and be entirely ready on a morning-after a gambling fiasco, but we know in such desperate moments that our motive may be colored by a misery of the moment. The further we get away from the last compulsive numbers binge, the more innocent it looks, possibly even more attractive.

Am I ready THEN to have these defects of character removed?

Today I Pray

May I be entirely ready to have my character defects removed. May those words entirely ready re-summon my determination in case it should fade with time and abstinence. May God be my strength, since I alone cannot erase my faults.

Today I Will Remember

I am entirely ready.