Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Dr. Bob originally used this prayer to hand his will and his life over to God as he understood God – the 3rd Step of 12 Step Fellowship recovery.
I’m sorry about the mess I’ve made of my life. I want to turn away from all the wrong things I’ve ever done and all the wrong things I’ve ever been.
Please forgive me for it all. I know You have the power to change my life and can turn me into a winner.
Thank You, God for getting my attention long enough to interest me in trying it Your way.
God, please take over the management of my life and everything about me. I am making this conscious decision to turn my will and my life over to Your care and am asking You to please take over all parts of my life.
Please, God, move into my heart. How ever You do it is Your business, but
make Yourself real inside me and fill my awful emptiness.
Fill me with your love and Holy Spirit and make me know Your will for me.
And now, God, help Yourself to me and keep on doing it.
I’m not sure I want You to, but do it anyhow.
I rejoice that I am now a part of Your people, that my uncertainty is gone forever, and that You now have control of my will and my life.
Thank You and praise Your name.