serenity prayer

God, grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change.

The courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference.

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.

Amen.

 

--Reinhold Niebuhr