Yes, a power we call Sila, which is not to be explained in simple words. A Great Spirit, supporting the world and the weather and all life on earth. A spirit so mighty that what He says to mankind is not through common words. No one has seen Sila, His place of being is a mystery, in that He is at once among us and unspeakable far away.

Najagneq  Eskimo


Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously.

Big Book  pg. 45


Let us make haste to reassure you. We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.

Big Book  pg. 46


For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.

Big Book  pg. 55


"Wa-kon-da dhe dhu wapa-dhin a-ton-he"

Father, a needy one stands before thee. I that sing am he.

Prayer  Omaha