Daily Meditations From the A. A. Book: Twenty-Four Hours a Day


God holding a man

You are never alone with your struggles with addiction with God beside you!

All thoughts, meditations and prayers for the day, come from the 1975 edition of Twenty-Four Hours a Day published by Hazelden Publishing. It is a small booklet written for AA members.

“The Serenity Prayer”

God grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference. 

Thought for the Day

I no longer refuse to do anything because I cannot do it to perfection.  Many of us alcoholics use the excuse of not being able to do something perfectly to enable us to do nothing at all. We pretend to be perfectionists. We are good at telling people how a thing should be done, but when we come to the effort of doing it ourselves, we balk. We say to ourselves: I might make a mistake so I’d better let the whole thing slide.  In A.A. we set our goals high, but that does not prevent us from trying. The mere fact that we will never fully reach tases goals does not prevent us from doing the best we can. Have I stopped hiding behind the smoke-screen of perfectionism?

Meditation for the Day

“In the world ye shall have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” Keep an undaunted spirit.  Keep your spirit heated and untouched by failure and all its power, by letting your spirit overcome the world; rise above earth’s turmoil into the secret chamber of perfect peace e and confidence. When a challenging comes to you, remember you have GOd’s help and nothing can wholly defeat you.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may have confidence and be of good cheer. I pray that I may not fear the power of failure.

Published by albertasequeira

I'm an Awareness Coach, author, professional speaker and instructor. My memoirs are A Sample of Heaven; Our Last Call (looking for a publisher). Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis; its sequel, Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism. My Narrative Non-Fiction The Mindset of an Alcoholic and Addict: 34 Americans and Canadian Share Their Struggle with Alcohol and Drugs. Looking for a publisher The Rusty Years; The Remembrance of Being Young and it's sequel The Rusty Years: Secrets Revealed. A Sample of Heaven won the Reviewers Choice Award 2008 Semi-Finalist by Reader Views of Austin Texas. Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round was nominated for the Editor's Choice Award for 2009 by Allbook Review of Canada and was nominated for the Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award 2011. Please, God, Not Two was nominated for the Editor's Choice Award for 2010 by Allbook Review of Canada and featured in the December 20, 2010 Publishers Weekly. My new Narrative Non-Fiction (searching for a publisher) The Mindset of an Alcoholic and Addict had been written by 34 addicts from the USA and Canada. It is a testimony on what they believe is not working in their recovery programs. It's a book for all; the substance abusers, doctors, counselor and family members. I speak to the public and private organizations on "The Effect of Alcoholism on the Whole Family" since I lost a husband and daughter from this disease. I'm a producer, director, and co-host to NBTV-95 cable TV show from New Bedford. I teach three writer's workshops.

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