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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... pray.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxii  
I earnestly advise every alcoholic to read this book through, and though perhaps he came to scoff, he may remain to pray.


2.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... pray.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
Such prayers, of course, are fundamentally good acts, but often they are based upon a supposition that we know God's will for the person for whom we pray.


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... pray.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We are seized with a rebellion so sickening that we simply won't pray.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... pray about it, having the other one's ...  BB Into Action, p.82  
Each might pray about it, having the other one's happiness uppermost in mind.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... pray for myself, except as my requests ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Never was I to pray for myself, except as my requests bore on my usefulness to others.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... pray for our own selfish ends.  BB Into Action, p.87  
We are careful never to pray for our own selfish ends.


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... pray for the right ideal, for guidance ...  BB How It Works, p.70  
To sum up about sex: We earnestly pray for the right ideal, for guidance in each questionable situation, for sanity, and for the strength to do the right thing.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... pray for these specific things.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We say to ourselves, "This one ought to be cured of his fatal malady," or "That one ought to be relieved of his emotional pain," and we pray for these specific things.


9.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... pray only with the greatest exertion of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
All of us, without exception, pass through times when we can pray only with the greatest exertion of will.


10.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... pray that God's will, whatever it is, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
It is A.A.'s experience that particularly in these cases we ought to pray that God's will, whatever it is, be done for others as well as for ourselves.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... pray that you now remove from me ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows.


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