Part 5: Into Action: Step 11

Part 5: Into Actions: Step 10 (Pages 85-88)

**Step 11 is the process of living day to day and moment to moment in conscious contact.  Step 10 – Step 11 and Step 12 is “how” we work a daily program.

  1. What does Step 11 suggest?
  2. What doe sit mean to be “shy about prayer”?
  3. Who is using prayer constantly?
  4. What do you think Bill means by “Better men”?
  5. What are the conditions for prayer to work?
  6. How do you feel about Bill making some “definite and valuable suggestions” directly to you, on how to pray?
  7. Does he have any right to do this? Do you even have to listen to him?
  8. Should you listen to him on prayer? Why or why not?
  9. Why do you think Bill begins with evening prayer?
  10. What do we do before we retire?
  11. Do you ask yourself these questions before you retire?
  12. Where have we seen these principles before?
  13. What should we be careful not drift into what three things?
  14. What two things do we ask God for after making our review?
  15. On awakening, what do we think about?
  16. What do we consider?
  17. What do we ask God to do before we begin?
  18. Why do you think Bill uses the term “divorce” here?
  19. If we have followed directions, what can we use with assurance?
  20. What did God give us to use?
  21. What will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives?
  22. What do you think a “thought-life” is?
  23. Did you ever think you had a “thought-life”?
  24. While thinking about our plan for the day, what might we face?
  25. While thinking about our plan for the day, what might we be unable to determine?
  26. In the case of indecision or when deciding which course to take, what do we ask God for?
  27. We should relax and take it easy, what don’t we do?
  28. What will surprise us after we have tried this for a while?
  29. What do to “the hunch or the occasional inspiration” gradually become?
  30. What two indicators tell us that we may not be inspired at all times?
  31. What are we inexperienced at?
  32. What have we just made with God?
  33. What does “conscious” mean?
  34. What does “contact” mean?
  35. How might we pay for the presumption that we will be inspired at all times?
  36. What do w come to rely on?
  37. What do we conclude our morning meditation with?
  38. What should this prayer show us?
  39. What do “especially” ask for?
  40. What do we make no requests for?
  41. When can we pray for ourselves?
  42. Why is this a waste of time?
  43. Can you see why? Okay, why?
  44. What do we do, if circumstances warrant it?
  45. What do we do if we belong to a religious denomination?
  46. If we are not members of religious bodies, what do we do sometimes?
  47. What are there many of to help us in prayer, meditation and the spiritual life?
  48. Where can we find suggestions about these?
  49. What should we be quick to see?
  50. What should we make use of?
  51. What do you think “they offer”?
  52. As we go through the day, what do we do when agitated or doubtful?
  53. What does “agitated’ mean?
  54. What does “doubtful” mean?
  55. What do we constantly remind ourselves of?
  56. What do we say to ourselves many times each day?
  57. What are we in much less danger of?
  58. Why would “excitement” be a problem for us?
  59. After Steps 4 – 9, we should know about the many problems that fear, worry and anger can create within our lives.
  60. Do you suffer from self-pity?
  61. Do you make “foolish decisions”?
  62. How can you “spiritually mature” past these problems?
  63. If we practice this part of Step 11 throughout the day, what will we become?
  64. Why do we not tire so easily?
  65. Do it work?
  66. Are we alcoholics disciplined?
  67. If not, what do we let God do?
  68. Is this all there is?
  69. What else is there?
  70. What is dead without works?
  71. What is the next chapter entirely devoted to?

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