The twelfth step prayer puts an emphasis on the most important aspect of staying sober, which is working with other alcoholics. The disease of alcoholism never goes away, the only way to arrest it and stay sober is sharing the gift of sobriety with other newcomers to AA. Use this prayer daily when asking God to give you the knowhow to work with fellow alcoholics in your life.
Dear God, having had a spiritual experience, I must now remember that “faith without works is dead.” And practical experience shows that nothing will so much ensure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. So, God, please help me to carry this message to other alcoholics! Provide me with the guidance and wisdom to talk with another alcoholic because I can help when no one else can. Help me secure his confidence and remember he is ill.