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the serenity prayer

A beautiful request to God for wisdom, courage and serenity, made famous by the work of Alcoholics Anonymous.


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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.


(a prayer attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr, 1892-1971)

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