Saturday, December 15, 2012

Serenity Prayer

Did you know there is more to the 
Serenity Prayer than this?

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.

The prayer continues with this...
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.

What a blessing the WHOLE prayer is. 
How much more POWERFUL the prayer is in its entirety. 
I hope it blesses your day as much as it did mine!

(I found the entire prayer in the book "The Purpose of Christmas" by Rick Warren. The Serenity Prayer was written by Reinhold Niebuhr.)


  1. I like this very much, Dawn. Never read the whole thing before. Thanks, Dawn.


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