Pause for Prayer: THURSDAY 4/30

Serenity by Hyunah Kim

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

I pray first, Lord, for serenity:
that peace within my soul, a gift of grace,
that comes from you alone,
a gift I cannot give myself...

Then I pray
to accept the things I cannot change
and over which I'm powerless:
things beyond my reach and ken
which only you
(and others, if they choose)
might change and turn around...

I also pray for strength
to change the things I can,
to see what's most in need of change
is me:
my mind and heart,
my words and deeds,
my choices and decisions
and the paths I choose to take...

And so I pray for wisdom, Lord,
to help discern what only you can do
from things that only I with you
am charged and graced to do
that I might rest serenely
in the peace that comes
from doing what you ask...


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