Please join me in prayer

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Please join me in prayer

Post by simplemom » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:54 am

My son has once again succumbed to his love of heroin.

Working my program and my resulting spiritual journey has given me comfort in prayer and knowing there is power in prayer.

I am powerless.

I pray for strength and courage to face each day one day at a time until my HP shows me the way. JFT, I pray for my thoughts to turn to gratitude and love. I pray not to react with my emotions as I catch myself running towards that cliff into the rabbit hole of my son’s addiction.

I pray that my son’s HP will show him the way.

I take great comfort in knowing that I have meetings, an understanding fellowship to prop me up, my literature and The Steps. I work on feeling the loving arms of my HP around me.

My prayer for Inner Peace:
Please keep my mind, heart and body to feel peaceful.
Please help me to let this situation go.
Please help me to release the need to control.
Please help me to be patient and to trust that you are resolving this issue.
Please help me to release anger, worry and frustration.
Please, Lord, restore my inner peace.

Thank you all for your positive thoughts and prayers for my son. The sadness is overwhelming at times...Gotta stop these tears....puffy eyes do not look well on me...I have a jammed packed day! Moving forward in the grace of my HP.

Blessings and ((HUGS)) to you all.
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Post by Ronni » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:58 am

I am so sorry :(

Thoughts and prayers to you and yours. Where would we be if we didn't have our program, our forum family, our f2f family, and the endless wealth of ESH to hold us up and support us in times like these? And people like you who so selflessly share?

Thank you so much for that.
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Post by aprilc » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:06 am

I am so sorry. I know this pain all to well.

I am praying for you and your son.

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Post by grateful » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:10 am

Amen to your prayer and to your program practice. There is nowhere our loved ones can go that their HP is not. There is nowhere we can go where our HP is not. As my HP once whispered to me - "I can't save your son from physical harm but his soul is in my hands. Fear not." Perhaps the message I received will be helpful for you?
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Post by Lauraleeg » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:32 am

I like knowing that while my HP is looking after your son, he can look after my daughter and keep her in the palm of his hand. However that looks--that still small voice--I hope she hears it
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Post by nayr333 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:32 am

I said your prayer out loud.

Praying for your strength and comfort and for your son.

We are right beside you.

Stay close.

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Post by River Rock » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:36 am

Prayers coming! We are here!
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Post by lucky43 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:41 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Just know that you are not alone.

"I pray that the first five minutes of each of my days to be good, peaceful and meditative."

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Post by DianeB » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:43 am

This is so hard. This disease ravages them and us. It burns all who come in contact.

Yet, there is hope. You and your son both are hope. Both of you know recovery. Both of you know what to do.

Weeping at the sadness is necessary. Feeling the fears and tears can help me come out of them.

I hear your pain, I know the sadness. I also hear hope.

Praying for your peace. Praying for his return to recovery.

Hugging you tightly.

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Post by Linda (lsv) » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:55 am

I am praying for your son, that he seeks recovery once again. He knows what to do...he just has to remember. Prayers for all involved.


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Post by flash » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:07 pm

Dear Karen - I feel your tears.
They were running down my cheeks as I read your post.
I also know of your strength, your hope and your strong program as you were so gracious to share it with me so many times.
I hate this disease and the fact that it is always lurking around the corner to grab it's next victim.
Hopefully your son has as much support where he is as you have here through this fellowship and your f2f meetings.
I said many prayers for both of you.
you will remain in my thoughts.
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Post by hope4today » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:25 pm

You know what to do and your son knows what to do. Praying for strength, courage, and guidance from your HP's for both of you.

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Post by linda.f » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:00 pm

I am sending my prayers to you and your family.

I have figured out time and time again, there is no direct path to serenity,
it will ebb and flow.

We are here for you. Lean on us. You are with those who understand.



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Post by MATT'S MOM » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:01 pm

Praying for you, your son & your whole family. I am crying with you. I so understand the feelings, the worry, the sadness. we are here for you.

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Re: Please join me in prayer

Post by pabrown » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:26 pm

Sending prayers and hope.....This is heartbreaking to read. Praying your son finds his way back.

today I choose to live with gratitude for the LOVE that fills my heart,
the PEACE that rests within my spirit,
and the voice of HOPE that says...all things are possible.

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