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AA 3rd Step Prayer

God, I offer myself to TheeTo build with meand to do with me as Thou wilt.Relieve me of the bondage of self,that I may better do Thy will.Take away my difficulties,that victory over them may bear witnessto those I would help of Thy Power,Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.May I do Thy will always!

Serenity Prayer (Extended)

God grant me the serenityto accept the things I cannot change,courage to change the things I can,and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time,Enjoying one moment at a time,Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,Taking, as You did,This sinful world as it is,Not as I would have it,Trusting that You

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenityto accept the things I cannot change,courage to change the things I can,and the wisdom to know the difference.

40. Free From Bondage

Young when she joined, this A.A. believes her seri- ous drinking was the result of even deeper defects. She here tells how she was set free.       THE MENTAL TWISTS that led up to my drinking began many years before I ever took a drink for I am one of those whose history proves conclusively that

39. He Who Loses His Wife

An ambitious playwright, his brains got so far ahead of his emotions that he collapsed into suicidal drinking. To learn to live, he nearly died.       I REMEMBER the day when I decided to drink myself to death quietly, without bothering anyone, because I was tired of having been a dependable, trustworthy person for about thirty-nine

38. The Independent Blonde

The lady was blonde, self-supporting, and self-suffi-  cient. Then she began slamming doors, kicking shins,  and waking up in psychopathic wards. At last the  day came when all this changed.       I HAVE TO TELL you a little of the way I lived before I got into A.A. so you can see why I made the

37. The Career Officer

A British officer, this Irishman—that is, until brandy “retired” him. But this proved only a temporary set- back. He survived to become a mainstay of A.A. in Eire.       I AM AN Irishman and I was forty-nine when I joined A.A. I belonged to one of the Irish families who, more or less traditionally, sent their

36. Annie The Cop Fighter

For thirty-five years she fought God, man, and the  police force to keep on being what she wanted to  be—a drunk. But a telephone call from a gin mill  where she was celebrating Mother’s Day brought in  the nosey A.A.’s to change her life.       I STARTED to drink in 1913, when the women sat in

35. Desperation Drinking

He was drinking to hold on to his job, to hold on to his wife, to hold on to his sanity. Finally he was drinking to keep away those little men and those strange voices, and the organ music that came out of the walls.       I’M FORTUNATE because I live in an era when A.A.

34. There’s Nothing The Matter With Me

That’s what the man said as he hocked his shoes for  the price of two bottles of Sneaky Pete. He drank  bayzo, canned heat, and shoe polish. He did a  phoney routine in A.A. for a while. And then he got  hold of the real thing.       I NEVER DRANK because I liked the flavor, but