This is such a powerful prayer. I am guilty of forgetting how simple yet powerful the words really are. I think because I have seen it and read it so many times I have become complacent with the the true value in these words. I needed to read this today, I mean really read it, and let the words sink into my heart.
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;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
In loving memo
Fr Bertram Griffin -- 1932
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3, 5-6