Daily Thought 04.19.20

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 04.19.20
Date: April 19th 2020

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

April 19, 2020

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We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that
we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that
we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 87 

Thought to Ponder
Trying to pray is praying.

AA-related 'Alconym'
P R A Y E R  =  Praying Regularly Allows Your Everyday Recovery.

A Member Shares:
I'm Charlie J and I have Alcoholism. If you're new and prayer is a problem for you, try to remember that no one has the power to force you to do or to believe anything. We AA's share our personal experience as to what worked for us and what didn't work, with a hope you will find it helpful. Me, I don't pray a lot. Not because I can't or because I won't. I keep every aspect of my recovery simple, including prayer. I ask a Higher Power for help each day in prayer. Then I go about my day believing that the Higher Power will give me everything I have to have, not to drink. The rest of my day is just life happening and the program of Alcoholics Anonymous has armed me with every tool I must have to live this life as best I can problems and all. I was deadly serious about Step 3. I either, 'trust' the Higher Power or I need to go back and see where and what I need to do to get on the AA beam. So my problem is not how much prayer I do but how much faith I have in God. I do pray often for others but trust God to do what It's will is. Whether I like the outcome or not. "Keep It Simple" Thanks.

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peyton h

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