The Full Serenity Prayer To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Forever and ever in the next.
3 Daily Applications of the Serenity 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.”
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. Not many people have heard the AA Serenity Prayer before they first attend an AA meeting…but once it’s in your life, it never leaves.
Sometimes referred to as “the AA acceptance prayer,” the Serenity Prayer is usually recited at the beginning of almost all 12-step group meetings, and, at many meetings, at the end as well.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
19, attributed the prayer to Niebuhr, quoting it as follows: O God and Heavenly Father, Grant to us the serenity of mind to accept that which cannot be changed; courage to change that which can be changed, and wisdom to know the one from the other, through Jesus Christ our Lord , Amen.
I hope they will encourage you to make 2021 a year of prayer . Know to whom you are speaking. Thank him. Ask for God’s will. Say what you need. Ask for forgiveness. Pray with a friend. Pray the Word. Memorize Scripture.
The Serenity Prayer means letting go of situations beyond your control and taking action toward things within your control. It also means being able to know when things are within your control and when things are beyond your control.
You can adapt and adjust to your present circumstances. Stop avoiding difficult issues and only focusing on what you can’t change . Focus on what you can do about the situation, and if you can’t change something it’s time to accept this reality.
The prayer was the Serenity Prayer, commonly quoted as: “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.” Its adoption by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs has propelled it to worldwide renown.
The Seventh Step Prayer is as follows: “My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding.
OD – Open Discussion Meeting . Open Meeting – For anyone interested in A.A. or alcoholism.
Going to an AA meeting is simple. You can find where and when there is a meeting convenient for you and you just turn up . That’s it. There’s no signing in, no money to pay, no appointment to make.
In AA , the equilateral triangle represents the three part answer – Unity, Recovery, and Service – to a three part disease – Physical, Mental, and Spiritual, while the circle represents AA as a whole. It is used to identify AA meeting places and used on AA coins to recognize sobriety time.