Every Wednesday our staff spends 30 minutes in devotions. The practice allows us to engage very personally in our mission to connect mind and spirit.
Today therapist Ali Ambroso led us in conversation about the connection between feelings and faith. One of her touchstones was the Serenity Prayer. We thought you might enjoy the chance to read it again — especially the second section, which is much less familiar.
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
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 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.
We found the Serenity Prayer here.