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Serenity Prayer

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Berean, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Berean

    Berean Member
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    Have you ever thought this prayer through and asked your self what kind of effect it would have on our daily activities and our lives in general if we adhered to it? We spend most of our time as believers discussing and "carrying a flag in our navel" supporting or opposing some cause or issue that we can't change and very little doing what Jesus Christ commanded us to do, that is to spread the Gospel wherever you go.

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

    Prov 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.
     
  2. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire Well-Known Member
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    YEA & thank you for the reminder!
     
  3. Arbo

    Arbo Active Member
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    "carrying a flag in our navel"

    I have never heard this expression before. The mental image is, well... odd.
     
  4. Oldtimer

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    For years I've kept a copy of this prayer in every place where I send very much time. Here's the full version.

    The Serenity Prayer
    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. Amen.

    ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

     
  5. Bronconagurski

    Bronconagurski New Member

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    Thanks for posting it as I need it more than ever now. I have had a setback after my last operation and am facing the possibility of 3 more surgeries. I know some don't like these kind of posts and I understand but for those who would say a prayer for Big John, God knows who I am and I would be mighty thankful.
     
  6. SaggyWoman

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    We say this in recovery.
     
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