The Serenity Prayer

The Serenity Pray paints a beautiful picture of where we can be when actively working in recovery. The first part of the prayer is used in virtually every 12 Step Meeting – both Celebrate Recovery and secular 12 Step Groups.

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 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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