Identifying Hurt People

Matthew 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour.”

Welcome to Step Eight, which says “As part of the process of change, I will identify and record everyone I have harmed and through prayer become willing to make restitution to them.”

 Now that we have worked on our relationship with God. Have taken time to get to know ourselves and have commenced the process of change it is time to start working on repairing our relationships with others. Part of that process is identifying the people hurt by our sinful habits and attitudes. I know many of us have been hurt by others and they need to go on our lists, but the purpose of this step is to identify those we have hurt. This is a preparation step for making amends and restitution. An important part of repairing broken relationships.


  • Are you prepared to honestly make a list of people you have harmed and how you have hurt them?

The WORD For Recovery

Prayer: Lord, open my heart and my mind as I search to identify the people I have hurt in the past.

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