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  A Christian Faith Magazine July 2004, Volume 9, Issue 12  
The Twelve Steps Of AA
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  1. Admitting we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable.

  2. Believing that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  3. Making a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

  4. Making a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

  5. Admitting to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

  6. Being entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

  7. Humbly asking Him to remove our shortcomings.

  8. Making a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

  9. Making direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  10. Continuing to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

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

  12. Having a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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