Prayers and Mantras

Prayers Mantras for Recovery

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Whatever Doesn’t Serve


What weight can you

put down right now,

willingly relinquishing

the pointed quills of

guilt or judgment?

What burden of the heart

can lift, what dark corner

can be lit, the candle

flickering at first, then

burning bright?

With the next breath,

let it go, that old story

you’ve told yourself

a million times.

Whatever doesn’t serve

you on this path of truth,

leave it behind. Offer

this one gift: the simple

sacrifice that in the giving

sets you free to fully live.

Donna Faulds

Beholding the Red and Purple Sunset


O Great Spirit, whose voice we hear in the winds, and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear us. We are small and weak. We need your strength and wisdom. Let us walk in beauty so that our eyes can behold the red and purple sunset.

Make our hands respect the things you have made and our ears sharp to hear your voice. Make us wise so that we may understand the things you have taught our people.

Help us to learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. We seek strength, not to be greater than our brothers and sisters, but to fight our greatest enemy — ourselves.

Help us be present with clean hands and straight eyes, so when life fades as the fading sunset, our spirits may come to you without shame.

The Peace of Wild Things


When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their lives with forethought

of grief. I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day-blind stars

waiting with their light.

For the time, I rest in the grace of the world

and am free.

Wendell Berry



Despite illness of body or mind,

in spite of blinding despair or

habitual belief, who you are is whole.

Let nothing keep you separate

from the truth. The soul, illumined

from within, longs to be known for

Undying, untouched by fire

or the storms of life, there is

a place inside where stillness

and abiding peace reside.

You can ride the breath to go there.

Despite doubt or hopeless turns

of mind, you are not broken.

Spirit surrounds, embraces,

fills you from the inside out.

Release everything that isn't

your true nature.

What's left, the fullness, light

and shadow, claim all that

as your birthright.

Donna Faulds

Drugs Are Not My Truth


Today, I heal my body, my mind, my spirit, my life. Drugs are a part of my past. They are not part of my present. They are not part of my future. Today, I am clean and free.

Today, I am becoming strong, one second at a time. One thought at a time. One action at  a time.

I am learning how to live into who I was created to be. Rigorously honest, authentic, vulnerable and transparent.

Help me to be of service, out of who I am in this present moment. In the midst of my messy life. Anonymous

Sweet Darkness


When your eyes are tired

the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone

no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark

where the night has eyes

to recognize its own.

There you can be sure

you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb


The night will give you a horizon

further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.

The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds

except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet

confinement of your aloneness

to learn

anything or anyone

that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

David Whyte

healing mantras for recovery

Today I let go of all that does not serve me. I choose to heal my heart, mind, body and soul with self-love, compassion and kindness


meaning of this mantra

This mantra is helpful in dealing with resentments, anger, frustration and guilt. Use when you have been too harsh on yourself. Use when you find yourself caught up in old emotions, worries and the past.

I am eternally loved by this Universe and/or the God of my unique understanding. Everything is working in my favor.

meaning of this mantra

This mantra is helpful in promoting self-love, mending a broken heart, restoring your faith when life is not going as you may have expected (which it won’t).

I feel abundance all around me and within me. I am a powerful co-creator of this Universe. I trust that all my needs will always be met.

meaning of this mantra

This mantra helps you to believe in abundance when you are feeling insecure and disassociated from the Universe.

I am strong. I am grounded. I am rooted in my being. I am connected to this Universe, the God of my unique understanding, and to my body. I send rays of healing light both inward and outward.


meaning of this mantra

This mantra can be helpful in reconnecting with your physical body and the world.

I open to the fullness of my power. I know that I am perfectly enough exactly as I am.


meaning of this mantra

This mantra can be helpful in reconnecting with your self-worth, asserting your confidence and finding your strength.

I have a clear vision of where I want to go. I know I am walking the path of my higher purpose.


meaning of this mantra

This mantra can be helpful in reconnecting with your purpose, regaining confidence on your soul journey and finding clarity.

I am aligned with my highest truth. I communicate all my needs, wants and desires with love, understanding and compassion.


meaning of this mantra

This mantra can be helpful when you need to stand up for yourself and speak your voice.

I am strong, soft and graceful. No matter what events have come my way, I have the strength, the compassion and the tools to overcome them with ease.


meaning of this mantra

This mantra can be helpful when life throws you difficult challenges. It is helpful in restoring your inner strength, confidence and joy.

I connect with the Divine Source and ask for guidance through the transformations in my life.

meaning of this mantra

This mantra can be helpful on your spiritual journey. It can help reconnect you with your spirit, tapping into your Higher Power in the daily comings and goings of your life.

I love myself. I honor myself. I respect my boundaries and I trust myself. I know I am my best friend and biggest ally. I can do anything with the help of my Higher Power.


meaning of this mantra

This mantra can be helpful in promoting overall healing, self-love, and confidence. It can help you find your strength and compassion through times of adversity.