The 12 Steps Prayer
Power, greater than myself,
as I understand You,
I willingly admit that without
Your help I am pwerless over alcohol
and my life has become unmanageable.
I believe You can restore me to sanity.
I turn my life and my will over to You.
I have made a searching and fearless
moral inventory of myself
and I admit to You,
and to another
the exact nature of of my wrongs.
I am entirely ready to have You
remove these defects of character.
I humbly ask You to remove my shortcomings.
I have made direct amends to all persons
I have harmed,
except when to do so would
injure them or others.
I will continue to take personal inventory
and when I am wrong I will promptly admit it.
I seek through prayer and meditation
to improve my conscious contact with You
and pray for knowledge of Your will for me
and the power to carry it out.
Grant me the grace to carry the message
of Your help unto others and
to practice the principles of the
Twelve Steps in all my affairs.
NOTE: All BB quotes are from the 1st Edition of the Big Book
Depression is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of being too strong for too long.