Jul 28, 2021
On the walls of thousands of A.A. meeting rooms, in any of a variety of languages, this invocation can be seen: 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.
A.A. did not originate the Serenity Prayer. Versions of it seem to have been used for centuries in various faiths, and it is now widely current outside A.A., as well as within the Fellowship. Most of us have found these words a wonderful guide in getting sober, staying sober, and enjoying our sobriety. Whether we see the Serenity Prayer as an actual prayer or just as a fervent wish, it offers a simple prescription for a healthy emotional life
Tonight, we talk aboutThe Serenity Prayer