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Why do meetings end with The Lord’s Prayer?

 In A.A. the closing of meetings with The Lord’s Prayer is common in some regions and somewhat rare in others. Many groups open with the Serenity Prayer and close with The Lord’s Prayer. It is also common for groups to open without a prayer and to close with the Serenity Prayer. The Lord’s Prayer, found […]

PRAYERS OF THE STEPS

PRAYERS OF THE STEPS

    1ST STEP God, Creative Intelligence, Universal Mind, Spirit of Nature or Spirit of the Universe my name is ______, And I’m a real alcoholic … and I need your help today. (pg.. 10-2, 46, & Chp. 3 BB) 2nd STEP God, I’m standing at the turning point right now. Give me your protection […]

A Reminder And A Warning

A Reminder And A Warning

  Copyright © The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., July 1976   ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS was only ten years old when Bill W., AA’s cofounder, wrote: “Those who read the July [1945] Grapevine were startled, then sobered, by the account which it carried of the Washingtonian movement. It was hard for us to believe that 100 years ago the […]

A long version of the Prayer Serenity Prayer

  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. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, […]

Quotations From Bill W.

Quotations From Bill W.

  “Is sobriety all that we are to expect of a spiritual awakening? No, sobriety is only a bare beginning; it is only the first gift of the first awakening. If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on. As it does go on, we find that bit by bit we […]

Bill W

Bill W

“Look, I’m just another drunk – pass it on.” Bill W

Our Greatest Danger: Rigidity Bob Pearson:General Manager of the General Service Office from 1974 to 1984

This is my 18th General Service Conference — the first two as a director of the Grapevine and A.A.W.S., followed by four as a general service trustee. In 1972, I rotated out completely, only to be called back two years later as general manager of G.S.O., the service job I held until late 1984. Since […]