12 Steps of AA

Spoken with 7-10 seconds gaps between steps:

  1. I admitted I was powerless over alcohol—that my life had become unmanageable.
  2. I believed that a Power greater than myself could restore my sanity.
  3. We have decided to turn our will and lives to God's care as we understand Him.
  4. I made a searching and fearless moral inventory of myself.
  5. We admitted to God, ourselves, and another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. I humbly asked Him to remove my shortcomings.
  8. I made a list of all persons I had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. I Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
  10. I continued to take personal inventory and, when I was wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. Through prayer and meditation, I sought to improve my conscious contact with God as I understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for me and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening due to these steps, I tried to carry this message to alcoholics and practice these principles in all my affairs.