Daily Thought 01.19.20

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 01.19.20
Date: January 19th 2020

AA Thought for the Day
(courtesy AA-Alive.net)

January 19, 2020

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Try Prayer
Finally, and I shall never know how much later it was, one
clear thought came to me: Try prayer. You can't lose, and
maybe God will help you—just maybe, mind you. Having
no one else to turn to, I was willing to give Him a chance,
although with considerable doubt. I got down on my knees
for the first time in thirty years.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Man Who Mastered Fear) p. 251 

Thought to Ponder
No God, no peace --- know God, know peace.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A S A P  =  Always Say A Prayer.

A Member Shares:
Mike, alkie. This reading reminds me of the peace I get when I pray. It reminded me of how I did not pray before coming to AA except in foxhole prayers and fox hole prayers did not seem to work that well. When I came to AA it was suggested that there is a power greater than me and that I should turn my will and my life over to Him. I wasn't really sure how to do that except through prayer but I did not know how to pray and the affect I would get from it. The immediate result of prayer for me was a feeling of things being okay. My prayers were honest for the first time and sincere. I had been beaten into a state of sincerity and a honest desire to want Him in my life and to do whatever it took to find freedom from alcohol and peace from the hell I felt I was living in. I was never told how to pray, just that prayer was talking to God and meditation is listening to God. So I talk(ed) to God like I would anyone else except I rely upon that relationship for everything. I feel comfort when talking to God almost like a peace. Prayer is something that I was able to do almost immediately upon coming into AA. Meditation is something I have had to work very hard at, but it is worth it.

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Thanks to all of you for sharing so generously of your experience, strength and hope in carrying the AA message.
Grateful to serve,
peyton h

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