Many of us know the serenity prayer and its message of hope. Although the exact origin of the prayer is unknown, most sources agree that the version we all know and love was written by Portestant theologican Rheinhold Niebuhr in the 1940s.
Loved by many, the language of the prayer is humble, the lessons are simple and the message is both personal and universal. It has become part of the official material used by AA’s worldwide and is used on a daily basis by thousands of people around the globe.
Maybe the biggest reason for its popularity is the fact that the lessons are timeless. Allowing ourselves to surrender to our higher power (God/Universe or many others) and trust that everything will work out in its own time is a powerful experience. It allows to accept, let go and have faith in the outcome. It takes courage to challenge ourselves and find a way to change our lives. Each and everyone of us will find obstacles on our journey through life. When we can view those obstacles as opportunities to grow and learn, we overcome our hardships.
This prayer has helped many in their efforts to take life one day at the time, finding happiness in our daily lives:
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.”
(long version includes the following:)
“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.
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