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Step 11

Step 11: "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out."

All relationships get better when you pay attention to them. The eleventh steps encourages you to improve your relationship with God using prayer (talking to God) and meditation (listening to God), but you can also use other spiritual disciplines such as study, solitude, humility, submission, service, confession, worship, celebration etc. (anything that brings you closer to God).

Not only is it a good thing to get closer to God, you should learn to end each prayer with "thy will be done." The reason you only want to know God's will for you is simply that God knows what is best for you. You only have an idea of what might make you happy. God knows you better than you know yourself and you want what he/she wants for you.

Since we are so attached to our own ideas of what will make us happy, we must also ask for the strength to carry out God's will for us. The journey may have a rocky start. God may want us to do things we don't want to do or are afraid to do.

Praying is an art form and LAA believes that this eleventh step way of praying will get the best results.

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