Lent: A prayer for serenity

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

The first time I saw this prayer by Saint Francis of Assisi was at an aunt’s house in 2008 and it has been a favourite ever since. I love how simple the prayer is to understand yet challenging to transform into a way of life. Each of us are fighting our own battles and in this struggle, we lose our peace, hope or sometimes even ourselves. I love how this prayer reminds us about our strengths and limitations and most of all, inspires us to be courageous and transform our lives. It is within ourselves to define the person we want to be, make the change and to live up to it.



  1. Nadia · March 27, 2012

    Thank you Daph for this simple and true prayer 🙂 à répéter en abondance!

  2. wanderingdaph · March 27, 2012

    Thank you Nadia 🙂

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