Prayers for each step

Last Updated on 5 January 2024

Step 1 prayer

Dear Higher Power,
I admit that I am powerless over my addiction.
I admit that my life is unmanageable when I try to control it.
Help me this day to understand
The true meaning of powerlessness.
Remove from me all denial of my addiction.

Step 2 prayer

I know in my heart that only you can restore me to sanity.
I humbly ask that you remove all twisted thought &
Addictive behaviour from me this day.
Heal my spirit & restore in me a clear mind.

Step 3 prayer

I offer myself to you
To build with me and to do with me as you will.
Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do your will.

Take away my difficulties,
That victory over them may bear witness
To those I would help of your power,
your love & your way of life,
May I do your will always!

Step 4 prayer

My higher power ,
it is I who has made my life a mess.
I have done it, but I cannot undo it.
My mistakes are mine and
I will begin a searching and fearless moral inventory.
I will write down my wrongs
but I will also include all that is good.
I pray for the strength to complete the task.

Step 5 prayer

My higher power,
my inventory has shown me who I am,
Yet I ask for Your help
In admitting my wrongs to myself, another person and to you.
Assure me, and be with me, in this step,
For without this step I cannot progress in my recovery.
With your help, I can do this, & I do it.

Step 6 prayer

My higher power,
I am ready for Your help
In removing from me the defects of character
Which I now realize are an obstacle to my recovery.
Help me to continue being honest with myself &
Guide me toward spiritual & mental health.

Step 7 prayer

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 & my fellows.
Grant me strength, as I go out from here to do your bidding.

Step 8 prayer

My Higher Power,
I ask Your help in making my list of all those I have harmed.
I will take responsibility for my mistakes and
be forgiving to others as You are forgiving to me.
Grant me the willingness to begin my restitution.

Step 9 prayer

Higher Power,
I pray for the right attitude to make my amends,
being ever mindful not to harm others in the process.
I ask for Your guidance in making indirect amends.
Most important, I will continue to make amends
by staying abstinent, helping others and
growing in spiritual progress.

Step 10 prayer

I pray I may continue:
To grow in understanding & effectiveness;
To take daily spot check inventories of myself;
To correct mistakes when I make them;
To take responsibility for my actions;
To be ever aware of my negative &
Self-defeating attitudes & behaviours;
To keep my wilfulness in check;
To always remember I need Your help;
To keep love & tolerance of others as my code; and
To continue in daily prayer how I can best serve You,
My Higher Power.

Step 11 prayer

Higher Power, as I understand You,
I pray to keep my connection with You
open & clear from the confusion of daily life.
Through my prayers & meditation I ask especially for
freedom from self-will, rationalisation, & wishful thinking.
I pray for the guidance of correct thought & positive action.
Your will Higher Power, not mine, be done.

Step 12 prayer

Dear God,
my spiritual awakening continues to unfold.
The help I have received I shall pass on and give to others,
both inside and out of the fellowship.
For this opportunity I am grateful.
I pray most humbly to continue walking day by day
on the road of spiritual progress.
I pray for the inner strength & wisdom
to practice the principles of this way of life in all I do and say.
I need You, my friends, and the program every hour of every day.
This is a better way to live.

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