Step 3

Step Three of the Twelve Steps of Recovery

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

Step 3 Suggestions

As part of working the 3rd step we recommend reading Step 3 of AA's Book, "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions", and discussing it with another person in recovery.

Third Step Prayer

We are not allied with any religious organisation, nor allied with any sect or denomination. Nevertheless, we find the wisdom contained in prayers helpful when working the 12 steps.

The Step 3 Prayer is recommended when working the third step.

Practical Advice to "Let Go and Let God"

The 12 step programme is simple, but not always easy.  So here's some practical advice about practicing Step 3.

The preamble read out at the beginning of 12-step meetings states that we are not allied with any sect or denomination.  Nevertheless, we can draw on the experience of others for guidance. In her book, "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life" Hannah Whitall Smith provides practical advice about the mysterious wisdom embodied in handing our very own lives over to something we can't comprehend.