Serenity Prayers

I had this prayer on my wall long before I even became a Christian. Somehow, it gave me peace in some difficult situations.

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. Amen .

(Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892-1971)

Now there are multiple versions, suitable for any purpose.

God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself for not doing things perfectly,
The courage to forgive myself because I’m working on doing better,
And the wisdom to know that you already love me just the way I am. Amen.

And we can make our own.

God grant me the serenity to make better choices,
And the courage to flee from my addictions,
And wisdom to use my God-given common sense.


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