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  Breaking Free Chizuk #1323  
 
 
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12 Step Attitude: Prayer in Our Mother-Tongue
Editor’s Note: "I came to believe" by Johny Cash
Announcements: New conference call
Torah: Kabalos for the New Year
 
 
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12 Step Attitude
 
Prayer in Our Mother-Tongue
 
Here are two nice prayers we can say in the beginning of the day and throughout it - especially when feeling weak:
 
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Beginning of Day Prayer (BB 86-87)
O God, direct my thinking, so that it may be divorced from Self-Pity and from dishonest and self-seeking motives. Let me make every decision and begin every action in You and continue it only thru Your Inspiration. Throughout this day, show me the next step to take and to trust in Your Care of me and my problems. Free me from all self-will and self-sufficiency. Help me to neither seek nor pray for selfish ends.

3rd Step Prayer:
"God, I offer myself to YOU - to build with me and to do with me as YOU will. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do YOUR will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of YOUR Power, YOUR Love, and YOUR Way of life. May I do YOUR will always!". (BB p 63)

Editor’s Note
 
"I came to believe" by Johny Cash

I couldn't manage the problems I laid on myself
And it just made it worse when I laid them on somebody else
So I finally surrendered it all brought down in despair
I cried out for help and I felt a warm comforter there

And I came to believe in a power much higher than I
I came to believe that I needed help to get by
In childlike faith I gave in and gave him a try
And I came to believe in a power much higher than I

Nothing worked out when I handled it all on my own
And each time I failed it made me feel twice as alone
Then I cried, "Lord there must be a sure and easier way
For it just cannot be that a man should lose hope every day."

And I came to believe in a power much higher than I
I came to believe that I needed help to get by
In childlike faith I gave in and gave him a try
And I came to believe in a power much higher than I

Yes, I came to believe in a power much higher than I

From American V: A Hundred Highways
(Johnny Cash's final album, released July 4th, 2006)

Announcements
 
 
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Torah
 
Kabalos for the New Year
 
Come to Rosh Hashana with Something Solid!
 
By Bardichev

It's before Rosh Hashana. Can we completely change our ways? That is doubtful. But we CAN start with small steps. As Bardichev wrote on this thread called "Kabalos for the New Year":

LET'S MAKE A SMALL KABBALLA, BUT A HONEST KABBALLA
ONE THAT WILL BE A RED LINE IN THE SAND.
ONE THAT YOU CAN TELL HASHEM
"TATTEH IN HIMMEL, I WILL CHANGE !!!
YOU WILL SEE NEXT YEAR
I WILL NOT HAVE TO RE-VISIT THIS ISSUE"

LET THIS BE DONE AS A TZIBBUR.
CAN WE IMAGINE THE ZECHUS??!!!

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