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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

It is in Step Eleven that I find the actively-spiritual prescription for the practice of the Al-Anon program: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”

If we are living by the Al-Anon counsel First Things First, prayer and meditation come before all else, since it is in this way that we receive guidance for our decisions.

Today’s Reminder:

Am I too busy to pray? Have I no time for meditation? Then let me ask myself whether I have been able to solve my problems without help. As I face them day by day, I want to acknowledge my need for His guidance. I will not let this day pass —nor any day from now on — without making myself consciously aware of God.

“It is God that girdeth me with strength and maketh my way perfect.” — Psalms

From the book “One Day at a Time in Al-Anon”. © Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1973