Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Serenity Prayer

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.
--Reinhold Niebuhr
In loving memo
Fr Bertram Griffin -- 1932
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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

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"Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you... For I am the Lord your God..
~Isiah 43:1-3