Here are the same steps, with a little more detail, as recommended by Alcoholics
Anonymous. Links take you to specific parts of the Vine &
Fig Tree program:
Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over [our sins] -- that our lives had become
Step 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Step 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the
exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Step 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them
Step 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever
possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to
improve our conscious contact with God as we understood
Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that
Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to [other sinners], and to practice these
principles in all our affairs.