Saturday, January 24, 2009

Serenity Prayer

Because anyone can use some extra serenity…
Some people probably heard of the Serenety Prayer,

which was made famous by Reinhold Niebuhr.
The first third of the prayer is often quoted and written on posters.
Following is the entire prayer.

The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;

courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships 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 if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.
--Reinhold Niebuhr

Dammi la serenita`
O Dio,dammi la serenità di accettare le cose che non posso cambiare;

il coraggio di cambiare le cose che posso cambiare;
la saggezza per distinguerle une dalle altre.
Concedimi di vivere un giorno alla volta, assaporare un momento per volta,
accettare le prove come un sentiero verso la pace;
prendere, come Egli ha fatto, questo mondo di peccato così come è,
e non come io lo vorrei; credere che Egli opererà tutto bene
se io mi arrenderò alla Sua volontà.
Fa’ che io possa essere abbastanza felice in questa vita
e sommamente felice in quella eterna, con Lui per sempre. Amen


Lisa said...

That is a beautiful prayer.

Spartacus said...

Yep... But I like St. Francis' prayer as well..

Make me a channel of your peace..

You probably know the rest...

Italian Bird said...

Hi Lisa, a lots of peace for you :)
Sparty: I probably know the prayer

Dave said...

this has always been one of my favorites, but interestingly enough I have never seen it in its entirety.

Thank you for this!


Italian Bird said...

very welcome David, yes it's a great prayer!

Anonymous said...

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And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)

Anonymous said...

It is useful to try everything in practice anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)

Sharlene Crossen said...

I don't speak or read Italian but someone asked me to get a copy for them. Is this Italian for sure? I've seen others post and none of them match, just want to make sure I'm mailing the right one

Italian Bird said...

Yes Sharlene, it's Italian.