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Monday, October 22, 2012

Problem : Solution

This afternoon we discussed some tools to help people in crisis.  Here's the one that resonates most with me.  It's a prayer.  A simple prayer and it has become a widely known prayer.  Inside of this prayer are all the elements you need to come along someone facing a crisis or for you to use facing a crisis of your own.

The way to read this prayer is slow.  Phrase by phrase.  Let it sink in until it resonates.  Its original form is by Reinhold Neibuhr.  This is a slight adaptation for clarity of language.

Spend some time with this and keep it in your tool box.

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.

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