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.
Amen.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

Irish version of Niebuhr’s expansion:
God take and receive my liberty, my memory,
my understanding and will.
All that I am and have He has given me.

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 in the next.  Amen



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


Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me 
I once was blind but now am found 
Was blind but now I see 
 
It was grace that taught my heart to fear 
And grace my fears relieved 
How precious did that grace appear 
The hour I first believed 
 
Through many dangers, toils and snares 
I have already come 
Tis grace hath bro't me safe thus far 
And grace will lead me home 
 
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer's ear 
It soothes his sorrows, heals the wounds 
And drives away his fear 
 
Must Jesus bear the cross alone 
And all the world go free 
No, there's a cross for ev'ry one 
And there's a cross for me  
 

Amazing Grace    Elvis Presley