My first sponsor told me there were two things to say
about prayer and meditation: first, I had to start and second,
I had to continue. When I came to A.A. my spiritual life was
bankrupt; if I considered God at all, He was to be called
upon only when my self-will was incapable of a task or when
overwhelming fears had eroded my ego.
Today I am grateful for a new life,
one in which my prayers are those of thanksgiving. My prayer
time is more for listening than for talking. I know today
that if I cannot change the wind, I can adjust my sail. I
know the difference between superstition and spirituality.
I know there is a graceful way of being right, and many ways
to be wrong.