June 26th: The Serenity Prayer


I had grown up with prayer.

When I was a small child, I would often pray when I was frightened or worried about a particular outcome.

As a young adult… it was usually a plea for help when I knew that I had taken things “too far with my parents.”

And… when I was married, I often prayed for God to give me a happy marriage, a happy husband but…

It wasn’t until I began to pray the Serenity Prayer… that I really truly began to pray.

The Serenity prayer reminded me that I have to accept life on life’s terms.

It reminded me that I cannot control every outcome and that I cannot control what the world will bring to me or for that matter… take away from me.

Today, I hold the words of the Serenity Prayer to my heart, as I move forward in my spiritual footwork, learning that I cannot control another human being through my words, my actions, or even my prayer: their path is their path and my path is mine.

All I can do is pray for my Higher Power’s will as I work to accept what is… and use my wisdom to change what I can… myself.

“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.”

One thought on “June 26th: The Serenity Prayer

  1. Reblogged this on Missives by Michelle and commented:
    This has become my life’s manta. As a recovering co-dependent, understanding that you can not change people has been a hard lesson to overcome.

    Accepting that other people have free will and choose their own path; right or wrong, is another. A

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