EVERY RIVER HAS A WELLSPRING AT ITS SOURCE. AA IS LIKE THAT TOO. IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS A SPRING WHICH POURED OUT OF A CLERGYMAN, DR. SAMUEL SHOEMAKER. WAY BACK IN 1934 HE BEGAN TO TEACH US THE PRINCIPLES AND ATTITUDES THAT AFTERWARD CAME TO FULL FLOWER IN AA’S TWELVE STEPS FOR RECOVERY.
— Bill Wilson, AA Co-Founder

The Spiritual Roots of AA's 12 Steps

In this video, learn how central this form of prayer was to the Pioneers in A.A. See full video >

 

AA’s Pioneers recovered through the spiritual practices discovered in the Oxford Group.

The unique form of prayer and meditation the Group practiced formed a vital part of their
life-changing recovery program.

Each morning they held a short quiet time where they learned to listen for the loving Voice that spoke to them, giving guidance and direction for their day.

Two Way Prayer brought them into conscious contact with God. Read the story of one addicts change.