This little prayer has saved me. Many times.
It reminds us that we are not always in control. That many things happen to us in the course of a day that we are not able to manipulate to our bidding and that, simply, we should just let them go.
As a recovering alcoholic, this prayer is vital to my daily routine.
I forget, obviously, to remind myself. To take that deep breath, close my eyes, and to let it go. I forget to remember that I am not in control. My stomach contorts, and I get frustrated and I stand on the precipice of that abyss.
And just when I am about to jump in, I remember.
I breathe in – Grant me the SERENITY
I breathe out – To ACCEPT the things I cannot change
I breathe in – To change the things I can
I breathe out – and the WISDOM to know the difference.
That is all I need and peace of mind is once again restored.
I hope it brings you some peace as well.