[This famous American Protestant theologian is perhaps best known as the author of The Serenity Prayer. This prayer is beloved and prayed by people in and outside of 12 Step recovery programs. Here is the entire prayer.]
O 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,
enjoying one moment at a time.
Accepting hardships as the parthway to peace.
Taking, as he did, the 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. Amen!
(Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892-1971)
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