Morning Motivation:The Serenity Prayer

The author of this prayer was Reinhold Niebuhr.  The prayer was widely used in sermons in the 1930’s and 40’s and was first published in 1951.
The Serenity Prayer was spoken a lot in my family.  I can still hear my mom quoting this prayer.  I can’t recall when she began reciting the words.  It could have been while she was trying to cope with the many difficulties in her life.  It may have been when my brother entered the 12 step program due to his alcoholism.  I am not sure of its origin in her life.  Regardless of when she began to say this prayer the words seemed to give her comfort.
I think it can give those of us going through a separation and divorce comfort as well.  It is a simple prayer but contains a depth of truth and faith.  God can give us the serenity to accept the things we can’t change.  God can give us the courage and strength to change what we need to change.  God can give us the wisdom to take the right path.  I think what we have to do is put our faith and trust in Him and His timing.  This act of complete trust is many times easier said than done, but we can do it with God’s help.
“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.”
Philippians 4:6-7
God Bless You and Never Forget God’s Promise,
I will never leave you or forsake you.
Thank You God!

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Hi, I am a mom, nana, and writer living in the beautiful state of NC. I was married for 37 years and then blindsided by my husband, a former pastor. After decades he filed for legal separation without a word to me. It has been a rough road coming to terms with this new life that has been chosen for me. My blog is a place where I share "The Beginning," this place I found myself, a place I did not want to be. "The Journey," the things we need to do as we traverse this new road. Lastly "The Joy," and yes there is still joy to be found even after great pain. I have finished my first book "My Story My Divorce God's Promise, The Beginning." I am in the process of writing The Journey and The Joy. Please join me on my adventure to a new life. Always remember God's Promise "I will never leave you or forsake you."

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