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,
accepting hardships 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
1892-1971

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