Prayers and meditation to help you on your journey. We have learned that prayer is making contact with our Higher Power, and that meditation is a quiet time set aside for stilling our minds – so we have a chance to hear our Higher Power’s direction.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscience contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
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.
The OA Promise
I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone. No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower. We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.
The Third-Step Prayer, p.63, Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) This is a prayer many of us say daily to remind ourselves of the decision we made in the third step to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our higher power, and to seek our higher power’s will for us today.
The Seventh-Step Prayer, p. 76, Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) This is a prayer we say to our higher power to surrender the old thoughts and behaviors that cause us problems so they can be replaced with better reactions to life’s ups and downs — identifying these problem areas and turning them over are the essence of the sixth and seventh step . It reminds us that our goal is not to be superior to others but to be of service to others.
The Eleventh-Step Prayer, p. 99, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Try these Podcasts for further inspiration
- Spiritual Recovery
- Step Eleven