The Serenity Prayer

This is a little pray that I really enjoy. Though I tend to have courage to change things….. I sometimes lack the wisdom to know what i cannot change….

The Serenity Prayer

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.

Reinhold Niebuhr


God, give me 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.



About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. I often wondered why that prayer is often cut off at it’s neck. Thanks for sharing and for following my blog.

  2. I love this prayer, but I didn’t know the original, also very beautiful…thanks for sharing.

  3. P.S. Thanks for following my Journal Jots blog.

  4. Thanks for sharing the original prayer. Like Laurie, I was unfamiliar with the original version. I see there is much more to the prayer than I had realized.

  5. Years ago a friend of mine told me she used to repeat the first three lines in the Serenity Prayer in her head to help calm herself when feeling anxious or upset. I’ve tried it and it works for me too. 🙂 Thank you for the lovely reminder, no matter how much time goes by since the last time I read it, it’s always good to re-read. 🙂

  6. Knowing God and relying on Him is the ultimate wisdom.

    Asking God for Guidance is a sign of that wisdom.

    We need to remember that all the time.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    The Soaring Eagle

  7. Reblogged this on A Gracious Life and commented:
    A wonderful share from Attila Ovari! …just what some people need on some days. I know I needed this today, thanks Attila!

  8. I found this familiarly beautiful. I just have to share and reblog this. Thank you so much…what some of us needs in specific days!

  9. always have loved that prayer

  10. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change — other people or Gods world,
    The courage to change the things I can — ME and my attitude,
    and the wisdom to know the difference…Prayer and meditation will always give you the courage to do the next right thing.
    “Thy will not mine be done.”
    Love, hugs and prayers….ME and the Boss

  11. Thanks for the follow! Am really enjoying the posts you have here as well. God bless!

  12. I have the original posted in large type on my bulletin board. A wonderful friend brought it to me when a personal tragedy happened.

  13. I love that prayer. It sort of gives one extra strength during tough times. 🙂

  14. I was not familiar with the original version. Thanks for sharing.

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