27 September, 2012

{poetically plagiarized} 11: Niebuhr

Serenity Prayer

God, grant us ...
Serenity to accept things we cannot change,
Courage to change the things we can,
and Wisdom to know the difference.

Grant us ...
Patience for the things that take time,
Appreciation for all that we have,
And Tolerance for those with different struggles.

And grant us ...
Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways,
Ability to feel Your love for us and our love for each other,
and Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless.

Adapted from Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971), American theologian.