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Prayer For Serenity
(This is the complete prayer.)
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 on 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 an the next, Amen. 
Reinhold Niebuhr


Reinhold Niebuhr was a journalist who was born on June 21, 1892 in Wright City, MO. He was the minister of Bethel Evangelical Church in Detroit, MI for 13 years. Niebuhr was a Yale University graduate and a faculty member of the Union Theological Seminary in New York.

You have read some of his writings, but you might not have the complete prayer that he wrote. It is the Prayer for Serenity. Many groups of have used this prayer, but do not include it in its totality. This prayer is quite fitting for these times.