The Spirit of Wisdom Came to Me

There is a nice excerpt from the First Reading for Mass for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time:

Wisdom 7:7: “I prayed, and prudence was given me;
I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.”

(Via USCCB.)

As alcoholics and addicts we are familiar with seeking wisdom and prudence. It’s there in the short form of the Serenity Prayer said at most 12 Step meetings:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

One of the greatest gifts you can ask for is wisdom. It enables you to discern the good from the bad, to make rightly formed decisions as opposed to those based on feelings and emotion. It helps you to navigate the rough terrain and churning seas of daily life.

Pray for it.

Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)

"The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts"

and "The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"


  1. I don't know how I was led to your blog today. I need a divine intervention. I need prayers for strenght and faith. I am so alone. I know God is always with me. I just tried to join Catholic Recovery but waiting for Adminstrators to ok me. Just pray for me today. Having a terrible time.

  2. If you are Lou Ann, then you've been approved! New members have to be approved first because we had a lot of porn spammers join up. Sorry for the inconvenience.I'm off work today and tomorrow,I should be around to chat or email. Start posting in the forums, someone will read and reach out to you.Keep praying and we'll help when we find you over there!

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