The Serenity Prayer

God Grant me the serenity
to except all the things I can not change;
Courage to change the things that 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 sinfull 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 Niebuk---