The third step prayer is a way of asking for God’s help so that you are able to help others. When praying, we should never ask for God’s help for our own benefit, but rather ask for His help so we can be of service to others – because that is how we stay sober, by giving the gift away.
AA Third Step Prayer
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! AMENGOD, Take my will and my life. Guide me in my recovery. Show me how to live. AMEN