This has been a blessing to me, more than I can express. I’ve said it so many times I have it memorized. It has gotten me through some of my darkest days and it is my fervent hope that it is an encouragement to you.
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I can not 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 the 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 life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
By Reinhold Niebuhr