This pamphlet examines Step Eleven, “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out,” which is vital to recovery.
Step Eleven can be your guide for the rest of your life, but it is no quick fix. It can be seen as making a daily practice of Steps Two and Three. Learn how Step Eleven helps you to give up the self-will that led you into trouble. The work of the Step is to become open-minded about your need to continue to change. It calls for faith and persistence—qualities you know you have because you used to apply them to your drinking or using. This pamphlet shows how, if you understand and follow Step Eleven carefully, some of the changes in your life can border on the miraculous. You can have continuous sobriety. You will grow in the qualities you seek but never thought it possible to attain.