Serenity Prayer

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Reinhold Niebuhr

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.


by Reinhold Niebuhr, an American theologian, in the early 1930's