12 Step Prayers


God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.


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 might 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.
May I do Thy will always! AA pg. 63


 #1: This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done. AA pg 67

#2 God, remove my fear and direct my attention to what You would have me be. AA. p 68


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. Amen AA pg. 76


How can I best serve Thee
Thy will (not mine) be done.
AA pg. 85


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. Amen.
AA 12 &12 pg. 99


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