READINGS IN MEETINGS
Most meetings include repeated readings to set the tone and remind us of why we are here. Most also include special OA prayers. Some of these are included here.
FOUNDER'S (ROSEANNE'S) PRAYER:
I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone. No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower.
We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.
THE ACCEPTANCE PRAYER
..acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation - some fact of my life - unacceptable to me.
I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. ... unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy.
I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and my attitudes.
Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book), 4th Edition, P. 417