I started a Web Site in 1999 when I came back into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. Tripod decided to block me a few years ago , so I stopped writing, posting. SO I decided to take the posts I had there and put them here. Plus new ones I found on the net and shares of my own. Take what you need and pass on the rest! Blessings ds♥

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Big Book on Resentments... Page 552, 4th Edition

Someone was having a problem with resentment in the meeting this morning in StepChat , and I told them to read this as I was told to and it helped me!
So I figured I would post it here so I have it handy.

"If you have resentment you want to be free of, if you will pray for the person or thing that you resent, you will be free. If you will ask in prayer for everything you want for yourself to be given to them, you will be free. Ask for their health, their prosperity, their happiness, and you will be free. Even when you don't really want it for them and your prayers are only words and you don't mean it, go ahead and do it anyway. Do it everyday for two weeks, and you will find you have come to mean it and to want it for them, and you will realize that where you used to feel bitterness and resentment and hatred, you now feel compassionate, understanding and love."

It worked for me then, and it has worked for me many times since, and it will work for me every time I am willing to work it. Sometimes I have to ask first for the willingness, but it always comes. And because it works for me, it will work for all of us. As another great man says, 'The only real freedom a human being can ever know is doing what you ought to do because you want to do it.

This great experience that released me from the bondage of hatred and replaced it with love is really just another affirmation of the truth I know: I get everything I need in Alcoholics Anonymous—everything I need I get—and when I get what I need I invariably find that it was just what I wanted all the time."


  1. I just shared a link to this page with a friend in Ciro Egypt who just messaged me that he and his family is in danger. Terrorists are bombing all around his home. Frustrated that God allows such things to happen to good people around him. I explained that God gives us free will as a gift. He will not step in and take that gift back, unless we ask Him to intervene. What we do with the gift of free will is our gift back to God. I sent him this link that he may find inner peace in forgiveness. Resentment has the power to bring death. We must be free of resentment. This is how you do it. Thanks for posting this. We never know when or where God will lead us for our answers. Today it was here.

  2. Thanks for sharing this as a grow a resentment each and everyday with the same person I am going to try and pray on it and hope for the best! Thank you again

  3. Resentments are the number one offender... how true of a statement. Thank you God for Divinely Inspiring the writing of this book!

  4. Beautiful !! Thank you so much . God bless you

  5. I have used this page many times in the past. Unfortunately I am going through a break up and will start the two weeks again. I do have some peace in knowing that it works.

    1. I hope the hell it works. I have a serious resentment that I'm having a hard time getting rid of it's coming to the point that I don't want to go to the meetings this person goes to and that's unfortunate because the meetings I go to are very special to me I lead meanings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30 at Edna avenue club in Hudson I'm going to pray to the Lord Jesus that it works and that he has a good week thanks again

  6. Thank you - I have a huuuuge resentment and it was recommended that I pray this every day for two weeks. Well for me, 2 weeks is not enough, but I think the point is to continue to do this and I will see change in my own heart. This is one of my favorite readings, even though I am not one of your members, I am in a sister program and it applies to us, and the world. I'm so grateful I'm studying the BB of AA. Blessing to all.