Centering Prayer…As an 11th Step Practice

 "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out." 11th Step of AA

We are people in 12 step recovery who use Centering Prayer as our 11th Step practice, and we offer to provide Introductions to Centering Prayer to small groups and retreats. Anyone in a 12-Step program wishing to be a presenter of the Intro to Centering Prayer, can also contact us to find out about the requirements. 

For more information contact:

Dave M., formation coordinator for 12-Step outreach.

Dave D.
Therese W.
Diane S.
Tina M.
Kim N.

11th Step Centering Prayer Groups:

These weekly meetings intended to support individuals working their 11th Step through the use of centering prayer. People from all 12 step groups are welcome. An established centering prayer practice is NOT a pre-requisite, and practitioners of other meditation forms are welcome. Anonymity will be honored as we sit, study, and share together. Each meeting incorporates a 20-minute period of silent prayer, followed by a group study of a reading, DVD, or CD of relevant work such as Thomas Keating's Divine Therapy & Addiction or Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water. We share our experience, strength and hope in relation to the study topic and our own unfolding lives.

11th Step Meetings:

These weekly meetings are different from 11th Step Centering Prayer Groups.  These are regular 12-Step Meetings (AA, Alanon, OA, NA, etc.) following the AA traditions. They include a 20-minute period of meditation but no mention of any specific type of meditation and usually use only 12-Step literature. The remainder of the meeting usually includes a speaker lead, then open discussion.  


11th Step Centering Prayer Groups:

Paradise Valley

12 Step Centering Prayer (In Person)
Monday Evening, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm (gather at 5:45 pm)
6140 E Joshua Tree Ln
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(First driveway to left off 62nd, North of 62nd & Josuha Tree Ln)
Contact person: Dave M.
(602) 999-2736



12 Step Centering Prayer
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
Join us on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 174 269 320
Pass Code: 867466

Contact person: Dave D.
(480) 980-0135

11-Step Meetings – In Person

Phoenix, AZ

1.  Saturday Morning 11th Step Mtg 7:30am – 8:30am 
UCC Church Rm 14
1407 N 2nd St, (2nd and Willetta St), 
Phoenix, AZ 85002

2. Sunday Evening 11th Step Mtg 7:30pm-8:30pm
1917 W. Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Also by Zoom Meeting ID 849 221 69297 
PW 858782

3. Monday Evening 11th Step Mtg 6:30pm –7:30pm
UCC Church Rm 14
1407 N 2nd St, (2nd and Willetta St), 
Phoenix, AZ 85002


1. Tuesday 11th Step Mtg  6pm-7pm
Methodist Church, Simon Room
505 W. Girley Street
Prescott, AZ

Other 11th Step Meditation Meetings and 11th Step Centering Prayer Groups on Zoom can be found at



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