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.
In loving memory of
Fr Bertram Griffin -- 1932-2000
Requiescat in Pace
A portion of this prayer is often used at AA and Al-anon meetings, but it is a beneficial reflection for anyone needing serenity in the midst of the trials and tribulations of life.