Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Serenity Prayer

 

The Serenity Prayer


The Serenity Prayer is one of the most widely spoken prayers in the world. People from all walks of life and spiritual leanings pray this prayer as a way to ground themselves and take heart in the reality that change happens. It helps us recognize that our response to change has the ultimate impact on our life for good or bad and that we have choices for how we will respond.

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.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace,
Taking, as He did, this sinful world,
as it is, not as I would have it,
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will,
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Amen.
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