Contemplative Serenity Prayer

God, give me grace to accept with serenity

The things that cannot be changed,

Courage and strength to change the things which can be changed,

And the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.


Living one day at a time,

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;

Taking, as Jesus did,

This sinful world as it is,

Not as I would have it;


Releasing the thoughts, images, and feelings that distract me,

Seeking to hear Your still small voice,

Opening my heart to communion with You,


Grant me the insight and strength to face and release my false self (shadow)

The wisdom to discover and live from my True Self as I am resurrected with you;


Trusting that You will work

 All things together for the good,

And meet my needs

As I seek daily to surrender my will to your will;


So that I may participate in bringing forth the Kingdom of Heaven,

Being Your vessel of Love, Grace and Mercy,

Granting that I may experience Your peace, joy, contentment and security,

In my Eternal Life with You.