What Is The 3rd Step Prayer

group of people holding hands and saying the 3rd step prayer

The 3rd step prayer

Below you will find these versions of the 3rd step prayer:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Nicotine Anonymous

3rd step prayer for AA

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!

AA third step prayer simplified

God, I surrender to You. Please take control over every area of my life. Free me from this prison of sin.

Guide me to victory so others might see Your power, Your love, and Your way of life. Help me to always do Your will!

3rd step prayer for NA

Take my will and my life, guide me in my recovery, show me how to live.

Man saying prayer in nature with arms lifted in surrender

Third step prayer for Nicotine Anonymous

Relieve me of the bondage of self. Help me abandon myself to the spirit.
Move me to do good in this world and show kindness.

Help me to overcome and avoid anger, resentment, jealousy and any other kind of negative thinking today.

Who wrote the 3rd step prayer for AA?

The author of the third step prayer for AA isn’t clearly known. A lot of people have thought it was authored by Bob Smith or Bill Wilson, the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous.

However, recent research suggests that Harold Hill, a program member, may have written it. Anonymity is part of the AA philosophy, so the power of the prayer seems to matter more than who wrote it.

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To learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous, click here: Wikipedia

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Here is a video of a gentleman saying the prayer.

The 3rd Step Prayer

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