What is the Serenity Prayer?
Serenity Prayer words
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
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Who wrote the Serenity Prayer?
Reinhold Niebuhr, who lived from 1892–1971, first wrote the Serenity Prayer in the 1930’s. Differing sources claim that the Serenity Prayer was written in 1933, 1934 or 1937. Niebuhr's prayer was published in 1951 and gained popularity when it was adopted by twelve-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous.
Full Serenity Prayer
God, give me grace to accept with serenity
Serenity Prayer in the Bible?
The Serenity Prayer is not mentioned in the Bible, however, several underlying principles are found in Philippians 4:6-7.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”