CoDA Opening Prayer The Serenity Prayer CoDA Third Step Prayer CoDA Prayers CoDA Closing Prayer

CoDA Opening Prayer

In the spirit of love and truth, we ask our Higher Power
to guide us as we share our experience, strength, and hope.
We open our hearts to the light of wisdom,
the warmth of love, and the joy of acceptance.


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The Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And Wisdom to know the difference.


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CoDA Third Step Prayer

God, I give to You all that I am and all that I
will be for Your healing and direction. Make new
this day as I release all my worries and fears,
knowing that You are by my side. Please help me to
open myself to Your love, to allow Your love to heal
my wounds, and to allow Your love to flow through
me and from me to those around me. May Your
will be done this day and always. Amen


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CoDA Step Prayers

Step One Prayer
In this moment, I do not have to
control anyone, including me. And if
I feel uncomfortable with what
another person is doing or not doing,
I can remind myself that I am
powerless over this person and I am
powerless over my compulsion to act
in inappropriate ways.
  Step Two Prayer
In this moment, I can believe that I
am never alone; I can experience the sense
of freedom that having a Higher Power
offers me. I can remind myself that
believing is also an action, and
if I am willing to practice it, one
moment at a time, I will
develop faith.

Step Three Prayer
In this moment, I can choose my own
Higher Power. I can set aside all the
old beliefs about who I am not and
be who I am—a child of God. I can
remind myself that a faith in a Higher
Power becomes a faith in me, and
that my recovery lies in being true to
myself and to my Higher Power
  Step Four Prayer
In this moment, I am willing to see
myself as I truly am:
a growing, unfolding spiritual being
resting in the hands of a loving God.
I can separate who I am from what
I’ve done knowing that the real me is
emerging—loving, joyful, and whole.

Step Five Prayer
In this moment, I will acknowledge
myself for doing what was most
difficult for me. I will rest in the
accepting presence of my Higher
Power. I know I have deepened my
commitment to the journey of recovery
by opening my self and my heart to a
fellow human being.
  Step Six Prayer
In this moment, I am entirely ready
to be freed of all my shortcomings.
In this moment, I am ready to
surrender these defects of character
to God, knowing that the power of
willingness to heal is great.
Each new Step I take in my recovery,
no matter how small it may appear, is
an affirmation of my wholeness.
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CoDA Closing Prayer

We thank our Higher Power,
for all that we have received from this meeting.
As we close, may we take with us
the wisdom, love, acceptance, and hope of recovery.


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