AA Grapevine Poll: Which is your preferred ending to a meeting?

The AA Grapevine is conducting an online poll regarding the question about how to best close an AA meeting. 

The provided options include:

  1. AA Preamble
  2. Serenity Prayer
  3. Lord’s Prayer
  4. Responsibility Statement
  5. Holding Hands
  6. Other

As of this writing, the majority of respondents prefer the Responsibility Statement with a full 54% registering their preference for the secular closing. The Lord’s Prayer is preferred by 21% of respondents, and the Serenity prayer is the preferred closing for 16%.  

Let the Grapevine know how you feel, and cast your vote today! 

Click here for the Grapevine poll


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  1. Mick Shiels November 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    It is pretty universal in Australia that meetings end with the Serenity Prayer. I don’t personally have a problem with this as I find the wording helpful, not as a prayer but a thought process. I understand that it is common in the US to close with the Lord’s Prayer and I would be most uncomfortable with that.

  2. Walter N November 20, 2017 at 1:32 am - Reply

    Simply put Tradition 4 states that “Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A as a whole”, so opening and closing is strictly up to each individual group, along with Tradition 6 there is no room or controversy.

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