12 Steps of AA
Spoken with 7-10 seconds gaps between steps:
- I admitted I was powerless over alcohol—that my life had become unmanageable.
- I believed that a Power greater than myself could restore my sanity.
- We have decided to turn our will and lives to God's care as we understand Him.
- I made a searching and fearless moral inventory of myself.
- We admitted to God, ourselves, and another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.
- We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- I humbly asked Him to remove my shortcomings.
- I made a list of all persons I had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
- I Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
- I continued to take personal inventory and, when I was wrong, promptly admitted it.
- 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.
- 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.