Stories of Recovery | Alcoholism, Addiction & 12 Step Spirituality
Ep 53: Prayer and Connection During COVID-19
What is the role of prayer in recovery? What if I’m not religious, or don’t even believe in God? Can prayer help me in uncertain times? Can it help me in the face of COVID-19?
Ashley McQueen (episode 4) and Jordan Detweiler (episode 24 and the article “My Heroin Addiction”) are MARR counselors who are in long-term recovery. Both of them always bring a calming, Zen-like presence into the room. They are not particularly religious or “church guys,” but prayer is important in their lives and a part of how they stay connected.
We talk about how prayer works for them—how it is about asking for ways to be helpful, being open, staying grounded, and saying “yes” to life, even in the face of a global pandemic.