The Serenity Prayer
by Reinhold Niebuhr (1937)
GOD, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and
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;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with Him forever in the next.