Third Step Prayer

The third step prayer is one of the many prayers related to the Twelve Steps Program, a project of an international fellowship known as Alcoholics Anonymous. This program was created to help people with alcoholism and promote sobriety.

This prayer is proportional to the third step of the program, which is about making a decision to surrender to God. The following third step prayer is the exact one being used in the program: "God, I offer myself to Thee - To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always".

There are many versions of the third step prayer for every religion and nationality around the world, such as Jewish, Eastern Orthodox, Christian, Buddhist, Catholic and more. There is also a very short version of the prayer, which consists of only 16 words: "Take my will and my life, guide me in my recovery, show me how to live".

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