“Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I cannot accept; and the wisdom to know the difference between the two.”
I have loved The Serenity Prayer since I was 12 years old. This is the version I remember. And I remember buying a plaque of it and hanging it on my bedroom wall in 7th Grade.
My best friend (still my best friend to this day) loved and still loves the prayer “Footprints in the Sand.” I loved and still love “The Serenity Prayer.” We would talk about them both, and appreciate each other’s fondness for these prayers.
At some point in early adulthood, I learned that The Serenity Prayer is said as part of AA. I remember thinking that this makes a lot of sense. It is a prayer that makes so much sense in general; and I can see where it wold be appealing in AA.
The Serenity Prayer has been a part of my life since I was 12 years old. Today, I wanted to say it here because I do really need to pray today for the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.