First Things First

The Prayer Used to Open Major Events


Our Heavenly Father,

We ask Thy Blessings on this meeting.
Please Bless the Spirit and
purpose of this group.
Give us strength to follow this program
according to Thy will and in all humility.
Forgive us for yesterday and grant us
Courage for today and
Hope for tomorrow.


Opening AA Meeting Prayer, Detroit, Michigan, 1945.

Bill T., Archivist, Area 33 Southeast Michigan
Please note! This prayer was created for the opening of the 1945 event that was to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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