Lord, make me a channel of thy peace
—that where there is hatred, I may bring love
—that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness
—that where there is discord, I may bring harmony
—that where there is error, I may bring truth
—that where there is doubt, I may bring faith
—that where there is despair, I may bring hope
—that where there are shadows, I may bring light
—that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted
—to understand, than to be understood
—to love, than to be loved.

For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. Amen.

Excerpt From: AA World Services, Inc. “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.”