Here’s an often quoted prayer that I find myself repeating quiet often…
“Lord 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;
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;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.”
Like most people, I struggle with things I cannot control. It is natural to become frustrated when things affect you that are beyond your reach. That is why praying for serenity is so very important.