Monday, August 31, 2009

Serenity Prayer

Did you know The Serenity Prayer had more to it than just what is repeated at the AA meetings? 

T H E  S E R E N I T Y  P R A Y E R

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 suprememly happy with You forever in the next.

B y  R e i n h o l d  N i e b u h r
Don't leave Jesus out of your prayers.