Sunday Blessing: The Serenity Prayer

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When reading the serenity prayer, one might think that it is a prayer from the Bible, but it is not.  This prayer has been around for a long time. It is about serenity, courage, and wisdom.  Serenity is the state of being calm and peaceful, courage is being brave enough to do something that could be dangerous, and wisdom is using your knowledge and experience to make good decision and judgment.  

The Serenity Prayer

“God grant me the serenity 

To accept the things I cannot change; 

Courage to change the things I can; 

And wisdom to know the difference. 

Living one day at a time; 

Enjoying one moment at a time; 

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 

Taking, as He did, this sinful world 

As it is, not as I would have it; 

Trusting that He will make all things right 

If I surrender to His Will; 

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life 

And supremely happy with Him 

Forever and ever in the next.

  Amen.”

(This prayer is attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr)

 

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