Friday, March 9


Everyone knows this part of the Serenity Prayer.
Here is the entire prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr:
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 the 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.
As you can see, I couldn't resist the Seinfeld reference. :)


BarBarA said...

I love it in it's entirety! It's so much more powerful, but the short version sure does the trick. My "boyfriend" J wrote a song based on it.

Sunny said...

So good!

TR said...

I was in a Christian recovery group that said this full prayer at the end. Thanks for including it.

My wife & I also homeschool (actually, mostly my wife). May God bless you as you invest so much of yourself in your children.

TR said...

oops - wrong blog site for tr.

If you want to view my blog site, it is called "Necessary Therapy" and it can be found at

Thanks, TR

TR said...

forgive me...I'm new at this blogging thing. I think when you click on tr, you will now get to my site. We'll see

cheri said...

Hey, Curly Mommy, I thought I would respond to your comment on my blog here -

I loved what you said about my tech support crew. Yep, it is scary - second tech support crew is scheduled to arrive about midnight tonight.

Curly Mommy said...


How ironic! I visited your site today, but didn't have time to comment.

I still can't get to your blog by clicking on tr. Try again. :)