Serenity Prayer

23 12 2009

Last Sunday I mentioned this prayer from Reihold Neibor. Many people know the first couple lines, but few know the ending. For those of us who are on the path to peace, I believe the ending is where all the power is and makes all the difference in the world:

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

Living one day at a time. Enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is not as I would have it. Trusting that You, God, 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.

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