In my search for graphics, I just happened upon this site. It looks like a site full of
information not only for those addicted to alcohol but also for those of us who care about
an alcoholic. And it is a site anyone with any internet browser can visit.
The Serenity Prayer
God, grant ME...... (not my spouse, my kids or even a good friend, although they may
need it to)
(that is the capacity to be tranquil, unruffled, and
unflappable in spite of it all)
(not just endure, suffer or bear)
(as well as the people in my life)
I CANNOT CHANGE.....
(even though I have tried and tried)
(which can only come from my Higher Power)
to CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN...
(ME..my thoughts, actions and reactions)
and the WISDOM....
(perceptiveness, foresight, discernment, and sound
(not just guess or hope)
(When I am in HP's will and when I simply want my
The Serenity Prayer - Part II
With the saying of this word, I am admitting the existence
Higher Power; a being far greater than I.
With the repeating of this second word, I am admitting
Higher Power is an authority who can bestow and give.
I am asking something for myself. If I ask, I shall be
given. It is not wrong to ask for betterment of myself, for with the improvement of my
character, people around me will be made happier.
I am asking for calmness, composure and peace in my life
which will enable me to think straight and govern myself properly.
I am resigning myself to conditions as they are right now,
rather than fight for how I want them to be.
the THINGS I CANNOT
I am accepting my lot in life as it is. Until I have the
courage to change any part of my life I don't like, I must accept it without
I am asking for conditions to be different, and for me to
the faith I need to make the changes in myself.
I am asking for a quality of spirit to become aware of
those things I do that do not serve me in my recovery.
the THINGS I CAN...
I am asking for my Higher Power's guidance in making
the right decisions. Everything in my life is not perfect, I must continue to face reality and
constantly work towards continued growth and recovery.
I am asking HP to give me the ability to form sound
in any and all matters.
I want to be able to understand clearly and see
the reality in
I want to see things differently in my life so there can be
some distinction. I need to sense a definite value in love over selfishness, where my will
gets in the way of my Higher Power's will.
The Serenity Prayer - Part III
THE FULL TEXT OF THE
God, grant me the
to accept the things
I cannot change
to change the
things I can
to know the difference.
Living ONE DAY AT A TIME;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship 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
surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy
in this life,
happy with Him forever in
By Reinhold Neibuhr
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