Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.

A former co-worker gave me this framed prayer as a high school graduation gift...the words now etched in my mind, as I refer to it often.
Today I noticed the same prayer hanging over my desk at work. (I job share with 2 other nurses.) As I read the words aloud again, I realized I not only want to accept the things I cannot change, but I want to embrace them! As a wife and mother constantly preparing, fixing, manipulating, molding, and attempting to control the way the household runs, I find it incredibly liberating to know that a large part of life is out of my control. Outta my hands! God has made it so that I can cast those worries and burdens on him. Thank goodness. Now Lord, just help me to work on the courage and wisdom part.


Anonymous said...

This one is a keeper. I'll copy and paste, print and cut and YOUR blog will be on my desk (along with prayer), to remind ME how a large part of my life is out of of my control. Aah, I feel better already, just saying it! Thanks Jamie! ~r (a regular)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jamie. Today I'm struggling with the terrors of alcohol on my youngest, a 42 year old. I started to say doesn't it end? But I know as long as I am a mother it does not end. So, God give me the grace. . . .

jamie said...

god bless you both!

Sue, this home will be offering up prayers for you and your son.