Millions of people pray the serenity prayer on a daily basis. But did you know that the serenity prayer has been edited. It has been shortened. Most people only know the first three lines. The actual prayer has eight more lines and that’s where the power is.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the thing I cannot change, the 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 a pathway to peace, Taking as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it; Trusting that You will make all things right If I surrender to Your will So that I may be reasonably happy in this life And supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.”
The key words are "accepting," "trusting," and "surrender." It's good to pause and ponder the practical meaning of each word as it relates to your day today.