To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
(Although known most widely in its abbreviated form above, the entire prayer reads as follows...)
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 and ever in the next.
The full text of the original "Serenity Prayer" written by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)