January 23rd, 2016

The Serenity Prayer

Life is full of stress. Unexpected trials happen one after another.
Many nights being frustrated, angry, and sad, I’ve sighed loudly and couldn’t sleep. Then I was given “The Serenity Prayer” of Reinhold Niebuhr. I’ve prayed this prayer aloud repeatedly. Then my coarse heart became softer and softer.

The Serenity Prayer

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.
Living one day at a time;
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that You will made 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. Amen.