Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Prayer For Serenity

   While looking for something in our room today, a brown and worn out piece of paper from the cork board caught my eye.  I remember this. It used to be white paper where I have copied the "Prayer For Serenity".  I think I've had this pinned on the board for like 9 years or more.  When I held it, it felt brittle and about to crumble.  
    Oftentimes, we seek to have control over the things around us and forget that we do not really have control on them.  It makes us unhappy and discontent.  I like to share this to those who are currently unhappy about something in their lives or those who seek some peace of mind.

Prayer for Serenity

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. one day at a time
...enjoying one moment at a time.
...accepting hardships as a pathway to peace
...taking , as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is.
...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.

1 comment:

Portia said...

Hi Pinch, i always love this prayer.When i lost my daughter last 2006, my father-in-law mailed me this prayer.And it is really a big help.Thanks for making an entry about this Serenity Prayer.You just touched a heart today. I would probably be putting this prayer in my blog next time also.Cheers,my friend!