FORMERLY I HAD SOUGHT TO FIND MY WAY UP TO GOD. NOW I LET HIM FIND HIS WAY DOWN TO ME. LISTENING BECAME THE DOMINANT NOTE.
— Rev. Sam Shoemaker, called by Bill Wilson a “co-founder” of A.A.

First Time Listeners


Getting started is often the hardest part of practicing Two Way Prayer.

At first, listening for the Voice of God seems foreign to us and to what we think is “real.”. This is one way our egos attempt to maintain control of our minds. We forget the other voices we’ve listened to for years.

Perhaps you know “the addict voice” trying to lure you back for yet another round of relapse; or the voice of an “inner critic,” merciless in its self-condemnation. But there is another far gentler and more loving Voice wanting to speak to us as well. All we need do is turn to God in our need and listen for the still, small Voice within.

Amy

Sierra

Dewayne

In this video chapter, three students in recovery make their initial attempts at the practice of Two Way Prayer.