Saturday, 18 October 2008


God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
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 hardship 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.


- Reinhold Neibhur, 1926


  1. Paula! I love this prayer and have the first verse - that, until now I thought was in it's entirity(!!!) - on a beautiful plaque in our room. Thankyou for sharing it. It's so pertinent!!! Hope you're having a good weekend... Naomi x

  2. you are an amazing woman of God and I am so glad to have you in my life. xo

  3. Amen.
    Thanks for reminding me today.