Let us seek goodwill, honor the Great Mystery, our forefathers, our parents and our dead. Inspire us when we are in doubt and in sorrow. Lend us strength when we are in danger and when we falter. Temper our anger and envy, endow us with forbearance and guide us in abiding your vision.
Many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him: "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 bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always. We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready: that we could at last abandon ourselves to Him.
Big Book pg. 63