A 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.”― Reinhold Niebuhr

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept stupid people the way they are, the courage to maintain my self-control and the wisdom to know that if I act on it, I will go to jail.

“God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.”― Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

“God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself up for not doing things perfectly, the courage to forgive myself because I’m working on doing better, and the wisdom to know that You already love me just the way I am.”― Eleanor Brownn

Dear Lord, I come before You today with my heart heavy and I cry out for Your help. I find my mind is troubled. My heart is burdened with self-doubt, knowing that I’m not good enough. But You are enough for everyone and I know that you, God, are able to take this broken vessel and put it to good use. You love me just as I am, so please, grant me the ability to forgive myself and find serenity in Your presence. I trust in you, Lord, and Your will is mine. Amen.