From the September 1999 magazine.

Your Move

Prayer of the heart


Responses from readers to the February and May 1999 issues on the topic of using the Lord's Prayer at AA meetings.

When I came to Alcoholics Anonymous, I didn't think that the Lord's Prayer could possibly work for me, but I also knew that my own perceptions of what would or wouldn't work were all screwed up. I was in no state to figure out what parts of AA were necessary and what weren't, so I did everything. Surrendering to the wisdom of people who were managing to stay sober was essential. I was told that if I wanted what you had, I had to do what you did, and that seemed to include the Lord's Prayer.

-- Karen O.

Aloha, Oregon

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