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1. We admitted we were powerless over the effects of our separation from God-that our lives had become unmanageable. (Rom.     7:18)

2.Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.   (Phil.    2:13)

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God.   (Rom.   12:1)

4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our selves.  (Lam. 3:40)

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.    ( James 5:16)

6. Were entirelyy ready to have God remove  all these defects of character.  (James 4:10)

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.  (1 John 1:9)

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.  (Luke 6:31)

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.  (Matt. 5:23-24)

10. Continued to take  personal inventory and, when we were wrong , promplty admitted it. (1 Cor. 10:12)

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. (Col. 3:16)

12. Having had 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. (Gal. 6:1)