OA Conference Approved Literature
OA Literature is available at some meetings and also at the OAsis club after the 8:30am Saturday meeting. You can also order at the World Services Office Bookstore.
The OA Promise
I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone. No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower. We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams. © OA
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
The Third-Step Prayer
God, I offer myself to thee—to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy power, Thy love, and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always! (Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 63)
The Seventh-Step Prayer
My creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen. (Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 76)
Been Slipping and Sliding? A Reading and Writing Tool
For members who want to stop “slipping and sliding,” download Been Slipping and Sliding Tool?, which contains 30 questions for use in daily writing and/or discussion with a sponsor. The questions are also recommended for those in relapse who want to recommit to their OA program.
Recovery Insurance Policy
Together we can do what we could never do alone … This Recovery Insurance Policy is a pledge between two OA members to support and to be accountable to one another. No member is immune to relapse or to quitting OA. This agreement is an “insurance policy” against both possibilities.