A Variation on the Third Step Prayer

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Third Step Prayer Variation

I heard this variation of the third step prayer on an OA phone meeting recently and thought I would share it with you, my friends in recovery.


I offer my _________ (fill in the blank: food addiction, compulsive eating, fear, other character defect) to you to build with it and to do with it as you will. Relieve me of the bondage of _________ (fill in the blank as before), that I may better do your will. Take away my ___________ (fill in the blank as before), that victory over it/them may bear witness to those I would help of your power, love and way of life.

May I do your will always.

May the peace of this holiday season flow ever so slightly into your recovery. I wish you all the best.

Bev J
Grand Junction OA

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One Response to A Variation on the Third Step Prayer

  1. Tom G says:

    This is a wonderful variation. Thanks so much for sharing it. It will definitely help me when I need to Let Go and Let God.

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