A day seldom passes with an elder Indian or others who are esteemed wise and good, in which a blessing is not asked or thanks returned to the Giver of Life. Sometimes audibly but most generally in the devotional language of the heart.

Tshut-che-nac  Kansas


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 it out.

Big Book  pg. 59

Now, what about prayer? Prayer is the raising of the heart and mind to God--and in this sense it includes meditation. How may we go about it? And how does it fit in with meditation? Prayer, as commonly understood, is a petition to God. Having opened our channel as best we can, we try to ask for those right things of which we and others are in the greatest need. And we think that the whole range of our needs is well defined by that part of Step Eleven which says, "...knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. A request for this fits in any part of our day.

Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions  pg. 102


Grandfather teach me to pray from the heart.