I know the torment of drinking compulsively to quiet my nerves
and my fears. I also know the pain of white-knuckled sobriety.
Today, I do not forget the unknown person who suffers quietly,
withdrawn and hiding in the desperate relief of drinking.
I ask my Higher Power to give me His guidance and the courage
to be willing to be His instrument to carry within me compassion
and unselfish actions. Let the group continue to give me the
strength to do with others what I cannot do alone.