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 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.

 

AMEN

~ Reinhold Niebuhr