We begin by letting the Powers know that we are willing to be their servants to others.

Fools Crow  Lakota



When ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen!!

Big Book  pg. 76


Father, we thank the Great Spirit for giving us so fine a day to meet upon great affairs. It is the will of the Great Spirit that we should meet here today and before him I now take you by the hand. I call him to witness that I speak from my heart: For I see the Great Spirit will have us friends.

Pontiac   Ottawa