Known as the “Serenity Prayer”, it’s well known in many circles of folks that are people of faith. Most often you see the first stanza only…but the whole thing is quite good too.
Written by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr in the early part of the 20th century, these words have provided a foundation for many during turbulent, difficult times.
- “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.