Saturday, December 18, 2015 … O antiphon for those in recovery

O Come, one Dayspring at a time,AA022283
to those with a white chip
and the bronze of thirty years,
together going forward
into the drinking holidays

Come and give us serenity.

Come to the dual diagnosed,
in the meeting room
with the dark of solstice all around,
and loneliness and loss,
and illness for which steps
are too simple.

Come and give us courage.

Come to those whose bottom
took away family
and whose recovery
takes away barroom friends.
Come to those whose finances
don’t match expectations
of the season,
those with license revoked
phone or Internet turned off,
out of work, out on bond.
Come to those who need
all these people
but for whom
the idea of powerlessness
sticks in the throat.

Come and give us wisdom.

Come Higher Power,
to those who put first things first
and those who put them last.
Come to those who need
to let go to let you,
and those who need to hold on
to be themselves.
Come to those off the wagon
and those busy convincing
themselves they are really not …
Come to the sponsor
who is tired of being called.
Come to the partner
who wonders what
enabling really is.
Come to Alanon and Alateen.

Come, one Dayspring at a time
to the state liquor store
and the county lock-up,
and the candlelight service.

Come with the miracle
that makes a difference.

As my program advertises rather “cheesily” — if you want to drink, that’s your business; if you want to quit, it’s mine. Feel free to contact me at

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4 Responses to Saturday, December 18, 2015 … O antiphon for those in recovery

  1. so grateful day by day for the courage and grace with which you lead us in prayer. May you be filled with comfort and joy in this season, Thank you, Maren!

  2. Timothy Harbert says:

    39 year Bronze. Thank You for reminding us all what to Pray in Thanks for.

  3. Maren says:

    Congratulations!!! Timothy.

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