Friday, 9 December 2011

The complete Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr

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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.

This was written by Reinhold Neibuhr who wrote, the prayer "may have been spooking around for years, even centuries, but I don't think so. I honestly do believe that I wrote it myself."(Grapevine, 1950).

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