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