“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.
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. Amen.” (Reinhold Niebuhr)
It’s easy to pray the serenity prayer, and even easier to focus on the simple parts and avoid the TRUTH. You may tell yourself that you can easily make changes when you really cannot. Or, you might try to force something that is not the will of your higher power. If you are truly working the 12 steps, they go hand in glove with the serenity prayer.
You can apply these serenity prayer lessons at sees-the-day PA recovery house and they will help you move forward in completing the 12 steps. You will also experience abundant spiritual growth if you decide to stick with the entire program – both at NA and/or Celebrate Recovery and Sees-the-Day recovery house!