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.”