O’N. got sober on 4/14/48. Within a
few months, at a meeting in Brooklyn NY,
given a business card by another AA member. On one side of the card was
Four Absolutes of the Oxford Group (Absolute Honesty, Absolute
Absolute Love, and Absolute Purity) and on the other side of the card was
following prayer. She still
recites it daily and shares it when she speaks (as she did
past Saturday). It has come to be
know as “Ruth’s Prayer”:
You, dear God, for another day,
chance to live in a decent way,
again the joy of living
happiness that comes from giving.
You for friends who can understand
peace that flows from Your loving hand.
to wake with the morning sun,
the prayer today, “Thy will be done.”
with Your help I will find the way.
You again, dear God, for AA.