Serenity Prayer – This prayer is said to be authored by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. It is commonly used by Celebrate Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve-step programs.
This prayer was written by Reinhold Niebulhr.
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.
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as a 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 lifeReinhold Niebulhr
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
The Serenity Prayer was featured on a Christian faith-based Movie, Home Run.
This could be a good prayer to say when things are changing in your life and you cannot control what is going on. Not just for addictions. Yes, we can get addicted to other stuff other than drugs and alcohol. When the storm of life is going on, maybe use this as a model prayer for that.