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Serenity Prayer

12-Step Recovery Prayer

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The Serenity Prayer is one of the most well-known and dearly loved prayers. While remarkably simple, it has impacted countless lives, supplying them with God's strength and courage in their battle to overcome life-controlling addictions.

The prayer has also been called the 12-Step Prayer, the Alcoholics Anonymous Prayer, or the Recovery Prayer.

Serenity Prayer

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,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardships as the 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.
Amen.

--Origin of the Serenity Prayer

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