God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…
Never having been a particularly good pray-er, I am grateful for any assistance to help my prayer life.
When my grandson prayed before a meal (as we all did at one time) one of those blessings children learn when parents aren’t in the room (Good food, Good meat, Good Lord, Let’s eat), my son-in-law, Thorne Barrett, a wise man, suggested maybe we could raise the bar a bit higher than that.
Here are some of my favorite prayers that raise the bar and say some of what I think needs to be said.
The Serenity Prayer
- 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. (Composed by Reinhold Niebuhr, adapted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other Twelve Steps Groups)
The Lord’s Model Prayer
Our Father, who…
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