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.



~ Reinhold Niebuhr