November 19, 2006

Listen During Prayer

How can anyone expect God to acquiesce in the half-baked prayers that a lot of us send up to Him. He would have the world in a worse chaos than it is now in five minutes.

Real prayer is not telling God what we want. It is putting ourselves at His disposal so that He can tell us what He wants. Prayer is not trying to get God to change His will. It is trying to find out what His will is. . . That's why it is so important for us to listen
as well as talk when we pray.

c. 1985 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, p. 265
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