From time to time, I begin to think I know what God’s will is for other people. I say to myself, This person ought to be cured of his illness, or That one ought to be freed from the abuse she’s going through, and I begin to pray for those specific things. My heart is in the right place when I pray in such fashion, but those prayers are based on the supposition that I know God’s will for the person for whom I pray. The Gamblers Anonymous Program teaches me, instead, that I ought to pray that God’s will—whatever it is—be done for others as well as for myself.

Will I remember that God is ready to befriend me, but only to the degree that I trust Him?

Today I Pray

I praise God for the chance to help others. I thank God also for making me want to help others, for taking me out of my tower of self so that I can meet and share with and care about people. Teach me to pray that Thy will be done in the spirit of love, which God inspires in me.

Today I Will Remember

I will put my trust in the will of God.