to accept that which 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 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 in the next.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
Tonight's Bible study lesson was about "What Ifs", which we all tend to dwell on from time to time. This Serenity Prayer was quoted in the chapter, and although I have heard the first four lines of the prayer many times before, I can't remember ever hearing the rest. I find this prayer to be incredibly valuable and probably worth memorization.
I'm a little late joining in since it's 9:30pm, but you can head over to Call Me Blessed to check out some other Tuesday encouragement. :)