In this section you will find some of the familiar readings you have heard in your meetings. The Suggested Al-Anon Welcome is usually read at the beginning of meetings. The Suggested Preamble to the Twelve Steps is usually read just prior to the reading of the Twelve Steps for reading by meeting participants. The Al-Anon Declaration is often read at the end of the meeting. The Serenity Prayer often opens and closes the meeting. Each of these readings is rich in recovery and spirituality.