Tenth Step Prayer:
Higher Power, I pray I may continue to grow in understanding and effectiveness; to take daily spot check inventories of myself; to correct mistakes when I make them; to take responsibility for my actions; to be ever aware of my negative and self-defeating attitudes and behaviors; to keep my willfulness in check; to always remember I need Your help; to keep love and tolerance of others as my code; and to continue in daily prayer how I can best serve You.
Principle of Step Ten:
In Step Ten we discovered the value of perseverance in working the Twelve Steps. Practicing this principle in all our affairs today means that we continue to do the things which have brought us healing, even though we sometimes wonder if we still need to. Perseverance brings us the reward of continuing, permanent recovery.
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
To help comprehend the questions, please read The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Read the chapter on Step Ten, answer the questions, go back and reread the chapter and add onto your answers if needed.
You might also like to read in the BB of AA, pages 84 and 85 (Fourth Edition)
As part of a daily Step Ten Inventory, my sponsor gave me a list of questions that I was to ask myself. I review my day, answer the questions and send it to my sponsor. If there is a problem area, we discuss the matter and how I should proceed with the solution. I have done this daily since April of 2005.
Here are the questions to a daily Step Ten Inventory. Select a particular day (either today or the previous day) and proceed.
1. Was I resentful today?
2. Was I selfish today?
3. Was I dishonest today?
4. Was I afraid today?
5. Do I owe an apology today?
6. Have I kept something to myself that should be discussed with another person at once today?
7. Was I thinking of myself most of the time today?
8. Was I kind and loving towards all today?
9. What could I have done better today?
10. Was I thinking of what I could do for others today?
11. What did I do well today?
12. Did I look after myself today?
The Twelve Steps
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