SERENITY PRAYER – MAINTENANCE FOR ONES WALK WITH JESUS

SERENITY PRAYER – MAINTENANCE FOR ONES WALK WITH JESUS

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You will keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on You,
because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:3

Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

These things I have spoken to you,
that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation;
but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. 

John 16:33

 Reinhold Niebuhr was the author of the Serenity Prayer. He was born in Wright City, Mo., on June 21, 1892, the son of an immigrant German Evangelical and Reformed minister who served as pastor to German-American communities in small towns. Early deciding to enter the ministry, Niebuhr studied at Elmhurst College and Eden Theological Seminary and then spent 2 years at Yale Divinity School. After receiving his master of arts degree from Yale in 1915, he left the academic world to take his first and only pastorate—a small mission church in Detroit, where he remained until 1928. (Reinhold Niebuhr

 

Any prayer asking for serenity is a request to go beyond our own abilities and trust that God has everything under control. This prayer is often used when people feel hopeless or unable to handle a situation. In these times, it’s important to realize that it is not possible to deal with life on your own and you do need help. Each section of the original serenity prayer focuses on a specific topic. Acceptance, courage, and wisdom. These are very important if you want to overcome a problem in your life. (Serenity Prayer)

 

The Serenity Prayer

GOD, grant me the serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change,

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 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.

Amen

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