The Serenity Prayer

The full text of the original “Serenity Prayer” written by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)

GOD, grant me the serenity
 to accept the things
 I cannot change,
Courage to change the
 things I can, and the
 wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
 Enjoying one moment at a time;
 Accepting hardship 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
 NOTE: This is the full prayer attributed to Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr reportedly written in 1926. Niebuhr was a Lutheran pastor and theologian. Usually his “Serenity Prayer” is quoted using the first 2 verses only.


Originally published at Ambal’s Amusings.