Simple Serenity

I am always encouraged by this prayer; a prayer used all around the world by those hoping for a better tomorrow. Most are familiar with the first few phrases, but there is a great depth to be plumbed with the rest of the prayer.

by Brian Powers

Serenity Prayer

by Reinhold Niebuhr

God, give me grace to accept with serenity

the things that cannot be changed,

Courage to change the things which should be changed,

and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,

Enjoying one moment at a time,

Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,

Taking, as Jesus did,

This sinful world as it is,

Not as I would have it,

Trusting that You will make all things right,

If I surrender to Your will,

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,

And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.