I remember seeing this prayer hanging in my Grandmother’s house as a small child. It is printed on a plaque. And even as a child I remember thinking it was very wise and correct.
Serenity is NOT a word I would use to describe myself in any way shape or form. I am a bit of a live wire. 🙂 I realize this, always have been. My ADD seems to be getting worse again as I get older, and along with it my ability to be serene.
But I do pray for serenity–a state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. And I do pray for the courage and the wisdom to do so. I pray this a lot. A LOT. I have to pray to calm myself down many many times a day.
The good news: it works. There is something about stopping, taking that deep breath and thinking about the whole courage and wisdom thing that helps me re-center and realize that God has got this, I don’t have to freak out.
How about you? Do you recite this prayer? Any memories surrounding it?