Fourth Step Prayers
When in Doubt
I am to sit quietly when in doubt, asking only for direction and strength to meet my problems as He would have me. Never am I to pray for myself, except as my requests bore on my usefulness to others. Then only might I expect to receive. But that would be in great measure.
When I Am Disturbed by the Conduct (Symptoms) of Others
“This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done.”
God, help me to show this person the same tolerance, pity, and patience that I would cheerfully grant a sick friend. This is a sick person, how can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done.
When I Am Afraid
“We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be.
God, relieve me of this fear and direct my attention to what you would have me be.
When I Am Aware of My Own Defects and Seeking God's Help to Change
“We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them, we ask God what we should do about each specific matter.”
God, mold my ideals in this particular area of my life and help me to live up to them. What should I do in each specific matter? Guide me God and give me the strength to do right.