Serenity Prayer

In His name, most Merciful, most Loving and most Forgiving.

During times of hardships and a test on my patient as well as my strength, I surrender myself to God. No matter how hard things get, I know that He will never place obstacles in my life that I cannot bear. This is His mercy and love.

"Who have believed and whose heart have Rest in the remembrance of God. Verify in the remembrance of God, do hearts find rest." (Al-Quran 13:28)

I came across this prayer that was written by Reinhold Niebuhr, a theologian. This prayer was written on July 1, 1943. During the early period of WWII, this prayer was printed on cards and distributed to troops.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all the things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

-- Reinhold Niebuhr

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