God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things 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.
I don’t know if I could come up with a better prayer than this for my word of the year which is… ACCEPTANCE. This prayer speaks of everything I want to do not only this year but every year. I have a hard time with letting things be and accepting them as they are. I like having that control and need to fix things, even if I can’t. I can become stressed and start to unravel when I am unable to have that control.
This year I want to try and let things be. Whether it be good or bad. I need to try and not fix everything because that is not my job. And it is impossible to do. I know this won’t be easy for me and I will have to remind myself more than once a day of this prayer. But with God by my side and in my heart, I am going to try.