Serenity Prayer

  "God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I can not change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and Wisdom to know the difference.
Thy Will, not mine, be done."

Twelve and Twelve
p. 41

Third Step Prayer

God, I offer myself to Thee - to build
with me and 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,
and Thy Way of Life.

Alcoholics Anonymous p. 63


Seventh Step 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 and my fellows.

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


Alcoholics Anonymous p. 76

Eleventh Step Prayer

Lord, make me a channel of Thy peace;
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light.
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather
to comfort, than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.

For it is by self forgetting, that one finds.
It is by forgiving, that one is forgiven.
It is by dying, that one awakens to Eternal Life.


Twelve and Twelve p. 99

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