I work my program every day by doing a morning routine. First, I say the first three Steps. Then I say program prayers: the Serenity Prayer, the Third Step prayer, the Seventh Step prayer, and a shortened version of the Eleventh Step prayer. Then I say a prayer from my religious tradition for me and everyone I’m having trouble with, and I ask HP to help everyone on my list. (All of this is like a mantra that helps me meditate.) Then I read from For Today, Voices of Recovery, and another book about serenity. Next, I say a peace

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