What we call “The Serenity Prayer” offers a valuable adjustment when we come unglued because life isn’t to our liking. After the part we all know, however, that prayer in its original form continues. The whole prayer is worth memorizing:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.