5th Step Prayer

5th Step Prayer

The 5th Step Prayer is a prayer that is often recited by individuals as part of their 12-step recovery process. This prayer seeks guidance and support from a higher power to help individuals take an honest and fearless inventory of their past mistakes, shortcomings, and character defects. It is a powerful invocation that acknowledges our human flaws and seeks God’s mercy and guidance in overcoming them. Many individuals turn to this prayer as a source of comfort and support, trusting in God’s love and grace to guide them through the process of self-examination and to help them make amends to those they have harmed. The 5th Step Prayer is a reminder of the importance of honesty, humility, and reliance on a higher power in the journey of recovery.

Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for 5th Step Prayer. May God Bless You!

5th Step Prayer 1

Almighty God,
My inventory has shown me who I am, I admit to my wrongs, yet I ask for Your help in admitting my wrongs to another person and to You. Assure me, and be with me, in this step, for without this step I cannot progress in my recovery. With Your help, I can do this.

5th Step Prayer 2

Dear God,
My spiritual awakening continues to unfold. The help I have received I shall pass on & give to others, Both in & out of the Fellowship. For this opportunity I am grateful. I pray most humbly to continue walking day by day On the road of spiritual progress. I pray for the inner strength & wisdom To practice the principles of this way of life in all I do & say. I need You, my friends, & the program every hour of every day. This is a better way to live.

5th 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 discoid, 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.

5th Step Prayer 4

I thank you from the bottom of my heart that I know you better.
Help me become aware of anything I have omitted discussing with
another person. Help me to do what is necessary to walk a free man at

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