Bay Area SAA Recovery Resources

Prayers

SAA is not affiliated with any religion, creed or dogma. Sex Addicts Anonymous, p. 21

Some of us come to SAA with limited or no experience with prayer. These are some prayers we have found helpful.

Serenity Prayer

God, grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done.

Third Step Prayer

God, I offer myself to Thee—to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of Life. May I do Thy will always! Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 63

Third Step Prayer (Alternate Version)

God, I offer myself to you—to build with me and to do with me as you will. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do your will. Walk me through my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of your power, your love, and your way of life. May I do your will always!

Seventh Step Prayer

My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me the strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen. Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 76

Eleventh Step Prayer

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. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 99

Morning Prayer

God, today is a new day for me with you; it can be a day of freedom from sex addiction. With you I can handle anything. I ask for your protection now in case sometime during the day my desire to act out becomes stronger than my desire to stay sober. I know that I am powerless over addictive sexual behavior, and that without you, life itself is unmanageable. I am coming to believe that you can return me to sanity. I am making a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of you. Please guide and sustain me through another day of sobriety so that I may better do your will, and help my fellow addict. God, I need you.

Prayer of Faith

I have faith that by putting you, God, first in my life, all will be taken care of. I have faith that with recovery first, all else will take its place.

Prayer of Surrender

God, I pray for the willingness to surrender to you all thoughts, actions and attitudes which create suffering in my life or the lives of others.

God, Help Me

God, help me to be real, to remember clearly the wreckage addiction has caused in my life. God, help me to be increasingly willing to defer my will to yours. I pray only for knowledge of your will for me and the power to carry that out.

Prayer of Sustenance

Higher power, the richness and bounty of this earth is truly evidence of your power and love. Thank you for providing so generously for my (our) sustenance with the gift of your creation.

Unity Prayer

I put my hand in yours and together we can do what we could never do alone. No longer is there a sense of hopelessness. No longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower. We are all together now, reaching out our hands for a power and strength greater than ours; and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.

 

 

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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Camping Trip September 21, 22, and 23rd

Registration opens August 20th. Capacity is 25 campers. More details on "Events/Camping" page. Call: Jim C: 415 269-2453

OUT OF THE FOG NEWSLETTER

Share Your Recovery Stories & Queries OR subscribe: newsletter@bayareasaa.org. Especially looking for submissions from SAA members with 3+ years of sobriety for an upcoming special issue on long-term sobriety.

THE BIG SPONSORSHIP EVENT IS COMING!

Needed: 2 Panelists from East Bay, 2 from South Bay: Contact Brett: 760-650 5735

Volunteers Needed to Answer The Newbie!

Bay Area Intergroup now offers separate Men and Women phone lines for those new to SAA! 12th Step service-seeking males and females answer each line. Volunteers receive: a confidential link * training * reference material * enriched sobriety.To participate contact Kristina N at kristinaanonymous@gmail.com.

Outer Circle Activities

PAIR UP WITH ANOTHER MEETING AND SPONSOR AN OUTER CIRCLE EVENT They’re fun! They might include your family and your mate! Movies! Meals! House tours! Hikes! Zoos! Bike Rides! Picnics! Shows! For help, contact: tenderpublishing@icloud.com

Bocce Ball In The Park!

The Thursday Tools of Recovery Meeting (Santa Rosa) is sponsoring a Bocce Ball Tournament Sunday August 19th! The event will be held at Julliard Park in Santa Rosa from 12p.m. to 4p.m. Bring your lunch (or come early enough to get a Free Burger) and your Bocce Balls (if you have them) and join us! No experience necessary! More info at Northbaysaa.org/outer-circle.html.

Area formation has begun!

SF BAY SAA IS NOW UNITED INTO FOUR GROUPS (areas). YOUR MEETING BELONGS TO ONE OF THEM. AND YOUR MEETING NEEDS A GROUP SERVICE REP. Get your GSR registration forms: brian195410@gmail.com

New Monterey Meeting: Grace Happens

Starting Sat. August 4, 2018 Saturday 9am Closed/Mixed
St. Timothy Lutheran Church 52 Soledad Drive Monterey, CA 93940 Upper level ed/ music room Contact: John P (858) 200-6947

Bay Area Women's Contact Sealed Envelopes

Replenish your BAY AREA WOMENS SEALED ENVELOPES-kristinaanonymous@gmail.com Your Secretary holds them for women contact needs exclusively.

Intergroup representatives

Please meet at Lutheran Church, 1744 University Avenue, Berkeley, Rm 210 11:15am every 2nd Saturday

Ping Pong Before Recovery

7:30-8:30am 2 tables before the Saturday San Jose meeting.

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