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The serenity prayer was written by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr between 1892 to 1971. This prayer seeks to ask for courage and calmness in all matters in a person’s life. The serenity prayer also seeks to change things which is possible and leave those which are not permitted by God. There is a history behind the prayer and in this post, I will give you more details.

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Who Formed The Serenity Prayer?

The serenity prayer is attributed to the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. However, long before him, this prayer was first placed in a newspaper article around the 1930s.

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There have been different versions of the prayer and I have the full version below. This is how it reads.

The Serenity Prayer

God, give me the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish one from the other.

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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. Amen.

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