Step Three Of AA Questions How has acting on my own self-will affected my life? How can I take action to turn it over? What is the difference between my will and God’s will? How is my Higher Power working in my life? Is my current concept of a Higher Power working my need to change?
It says in the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84 “And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone – even alcohol,” We have to be reminded that we have offered our self to God, and he is now in the driver’s seat.
Sometimes referred to as “the AA acceptance prayer,” the Serenity Prayer is usually recited at the beginning of almost all 12-step group meetings, and, at many meetings, at the end as well.
God save me from being angry. Thy will be done”. Pg. 68 FEAR – We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be.
This is an expression of readiness to have God care for us. My decisions and my life have been much better when I do this.
Step Three Promises Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well. Established on such a footing, we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs. More and more we became interested in seeing what we could contribute to life.
Step three is defined as “(to make) a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
God , grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
“Lord, make me a channel of thy peace—that where there is hatred, I may bring love—that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness—that where there is discord, I may bring harmony—that where there is error, I may bring truth—that where there is doubt, I may bring faith—that where there is despair, I
Going to an AA meeting is simple. You can find where and when there is a meeting convenient for you and you just turn up . That’s it. There’s no signing in, no money to pay, no appointment to make.
OD – Open Discussion Meeting . Open Meeting – For anyone interested in A.A. or alcoholism.
A.A. is not a religious organization. Alcoholics Anonymous has only one requirement for member- ship, and that is the desire to stop drinking. There is room in A.A. for people of all shades of belief and non- belief .
God, today help me set aside everything I think I know about You, everything I think I know about myself, everything I think I know about others, and everything I think I know about my own recovery so I may have an open mind and a new experience with all these things. Please help me see the truth.
One of the most misunderstood steps within the 12- Steps is Step 2 , which states, “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”. Once you’ve decided that you’re powerless over substances and your life has become unmanageable, being restored to sanity is the next item on the to- do list.
The Full Serenity Prayer To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Forever and ever in the next.