Monday, April 26, 2010

The Serenity Prayer

Most of us are very familiar with the first paragraph of this prayer. In fact, I have it on my keychain to serve as a regular reminder. I had never seen the full prayer before last week, and since then I saw it again. Maybe God is trying to tell me something . . . In any event, I will share it with you as well.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Help me to live out one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time. Help me to accept hardships as the pathway to peace, taking as Your Son did, this world as it is, not as I would have it.

Let me trust that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will. May I be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.

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