The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Thy will not mine be done.

The OA Promise

I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone.
No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower.
We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.

Responsibility Pledge

Always to extend the hand and heart of OA
to all who share my compulsion;
for this I am responsible

Step Eleven

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscience contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

The Third-Step Prayer

The Third-Step Prayer, p.63, Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) This is a prayer many of us say daily to remind ourselves of the decision we made in the third step to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our higher power, and to seek our higher power’s will for us today.

God, I offer myself to Thee To build with me & 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 & Thy way of life.
May I do Thy will always.

The Seventh-Step Prayer

The Seventh-Step Prayer, p. 76, Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) This is a prayer we say to our higher power to surrender the old thoughts and behaviors that cause us problems so they can be replaced with better reactions to life’s ups and downs — identifying these problem areas and turning them over are the essence of the sixth and seventh step . It reminds us that our goal is not to be superior to others but to be of service to others.

My Creator,
I am now willing that you should have all of me,
good and bad.
I pray that you now remove from me
every single defect of character which stands in
the way
of my usefulness to you and my fellows.
Grant me strength, as I go out from here,
to do your bidding.