The 11th Step Prayer is a powerful and transformative prayer that is widely used in recovery circles, particularly within Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other Twelve-Step programs. It is a prayer that focuses on seeking a deeper connection with a Higher Power or God, and asking for guidance, serenity, and wisdom. The 11th Step Prayer is a profound and meaningful expression of humility, surrender, and willingness to receive divine guidance and strength on the journey of recovery. It serves as a reminder of the importance of prayer and meditation in one’s spiritual practice, and it has become a cherished tool for those seeking recovery from addiction and a source of inspiration for individuals of various faiths and spiritual traditions.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for 11th Step Prayer. May God Bless You!
11th Step Prayer 1
As I understand You, I pray to keep my connection with You Open and clear from the confusion of daily life. Through my prayers and meditation I ask especially for Freedom from self-will, rationalization, and wishful thinking. I pray for the guidance of correct thought and positive action. Your will Higher Power, not mine, be done.
11th Step Prayer 2
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.
11th Step Prayer 3
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.