Saturday, June 13, 2009

How I Find Serenity

Whenever I am confused, worried and bothered, it has been my habit to say my short and little prayer to find peace of mind and serenity of the heart.
For a thousand or a million times, this has never failed me.
HE never fails me.

The Serenity Prayer

O God and Heavenly Father,
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…
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

After a few clicks from the web, I was able to find the complete, unabridged and original version of the SERENITY PRAYER that I always say during the lowest and darkest times of my life.

With all acknowledgment to Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), here it is.

God, give us Grace to accept with Serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment 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 make 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.


Whenever we feel that we need healing, spiritual blessings and graces, we are always encouraged to say this prayer – very short, simple yet amazing!
You’re always in my prayers… GOD Bless Us All.



Epiphany said...

Thanks for sharing that, I had no idea there was a full version. It's great. So great I'm going to pop it on my blog too!

victorysilcana said...

Hola. Esta es una de esas oraciones que siempre espero llevar como lema en mi vida. Saludos desde EspaƱa.

Shabnam Sultan said...

Thanks, for sharing.