Morning Practice:

We consider our plans for the day.

We ask God to direct our thinking: especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self seeking motives.

We ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision.

We relax and take it easy.

We don't struggle.

We pray that we be shown through the day what our next step is to be.

We pray that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems .

We ask especially for freedom from self-will.

We are careful to make no requests for ourselves only.

We may ask for ourselves, however, if others will be helped.

We are careful never to pray for our own selfish ends.

We ask our wives or friends to join us in morning meditation.

If we belong to a religious denomination which requires a definite morning devotion, we attend to that.

If not members of religious bodies, we sometimes select and memorize a few set prayers.

We are quick to see where religious people are right.

We make use of what they (religious people) offer.

As we go through our day we pause, when agitated or doubtful and ask for the right thought or action.

We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show.

We humbly say to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done".

We let God discipline us in the simple way we have just outlined.

Nightly Practice:

In the original manuscript, the original next sentence was not "When we retire at night, we constructively review our day”, but rather “When we awake tomorrow morning, we look back over the day before."

Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid?

Do we owe an apology?

Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once?

Were we kind and loving toward all?

What could we have done better?

Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?

Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?

But we must be careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid reflection, for that would diminish our usefulness to others.

After making our review, we ask God's forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures should be taken.

Tenth Step Promises:

And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone-even alcohol.

For by this time sanity will have returned.

We will seldom be interested in liquor.

If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame.

We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically.

We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part.

It just comes! That is the miracle of it.

We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation.

We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality-safe and protected.

We have not even sworn off.

Instead, the problem has been removed.

It does not exist for us.

We are neither cocky nor are we afraid.

That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.