THE SERENITY PRAYER
God Saying the word I am admitting the existence of a Consciousness or a Higher Power that is greater than I.
Grant Saying this second word, I am admitting that this Consciousness or HigherPower is able to bestow and give to me and others.
Me I am asking something for myself. Holy books say that if I ask sincerely, it shall be given. It is not wrong to ask for improving myself For when I improve my character, both I and people around me will be happier, and my relationships will have a better chance to improve.
The Serenity I am asking for calmness, composure, and inner peace in my life which will enable me to transact my ego, to think straight, and to govern myself properly.
To accept I am resigning myself to conditions as they are right now. I am living in the now, the present moment.
the things I acknowledge my tragedy, death, suffering, illness, and pain as a part of my life, neither good nor bad. I accept my humanness and fallibility. I am accepting my lot in life as it is. Until I have the courage to change any part of my life I don't like, I must accept it, without doing so grudgingly.
I can not change I can't prevent these events or conditions from happening to me or to others.
courage A quality which enables me to deal with the problems and realities of life without reliance on alcohol or drugs. A determination to stand my ground and slug it out with all issues, pleasant or otherwise. A strength of my spirit to face and handle the negative. Fearlessness in practicing faith, humility and honesty.
to change In facing these negatives directly and honestly, I am asking for myself and my life conditions to be different for me. I am taking an active part in this changing.
the things I can I am asking for help to make the right decisions. Everything is not the way I would like it to be in my life. I must continue to face reality and constantly work toward my continued growth and progress.
and wisdom I am asking for the ability to rise above my ego and form sound judgments about myself and my life. I then use my ability to ask for guidance from myself others and a Higher Power.
to know the difference I want to be able to understand clearly truths of fact. I want to see things differently in my life so that I will be more aware of myself and of others. I need to sense my will and that of my Higher Power. I must accept my limitations.