A source of comfort or consolation
In times of trouble, sorrow or misfortune
A haven in time and space.
A state of calmness and tranquility
In acceptance of problems, steadiness of mind under pressure
The awakening, the enlightenment
Where dreamers become believers
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.
The words have special meaning to those who are often “looking for peace” at a time of turmoil, despair, or uncertainty in their lives. May this prayer offer strength and restore peace and calmness in pursuit of a more stable life.