All 12 Step Prayers
First Step Prayer
admit that I am powerless over my addiction.
admit that my life is unmanageable when I try
control it. Help me this day to understand
true meaning of powerlessness.
from me all denial of my addiction.
Second Step Prayer
Heavenly Father, I know in my heart that only you can restore me to sanity. I humbly ask that
you remove all twisted thoughts & Addictive behavior from me this day. Heal
my spirit & restore in me a clear mind.
Third Step Prayer
I offer myself to Thee To build with me & to
do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better
do Thy will. Take away my difficulties,
That victory over them may bear witness To those I would help of Thy Power, Thy
love & Thy way of life, May I do Thy will always!
Fourth Step Prayer
It is I who has made my life a mess.
I have done it, but I cannot undo it. My mistakes are mine & I will begin a
searching & fearless moral inventory. I will write down my wrongs But I
will also include that which is good. I pray for the strength to complete the
Fifth Step Prayer
Higher Power, My inventory has shown me who I am, Yet I ask for Your help. In admitting my
wrongs to another person & to You. Assure me, & 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.
Sixth Step Prayer
Dear God, 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.
Seventh Step Prayer
My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good & 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.
Eighth Step Prayer
Higher Power, I ask Your help in making my list of all those I have harmed. I will take
responsibility for my mistakes & Be forgiving to others as You are
forgiving to me. Grant me the willingness to begin my restitution. This I pray.
Ninth Step 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 & Growing in spiritual progress.
I pray I may
To grow in
understanding & effectiveness;
daily spot check inventories of myself;
mistakes when I make them;
responsibility for my actions;
To be ever
aware of my negative &
attitudes & behaviors;
To keep my willfulness
remember I need Your help;
To keep love & tolerance of others as my
code; & To continue in daily prayer how I can best serve You, My Higher
Eleventh Step 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, rationalization,
& wishful thinking. I pray for
the guidance of correct
thought & positive action. Your will Higher Power, not mine, be done.
awakening continues to unfold.
The help I have received I shall pass on &
give to others, Both in & 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 & say. I need You, my friends,
& the program every hour of every day. This is a better way to live.