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.
Growing up in a family of addicts, myself included, I've heard, read, seen, recited, and shared this prayer more times that I could count. For whatever reason, God placed this prayer on my heart this morning, and asked me to really meditate on it.
A state of calm, stress-free peace.
Facing danger, difficulty and pain without fear.
Knowledge of what is true or right, accompanied with just judgement, disernment, and action.
God, give me your peace which passes all understanding, to fully accept and embrace your plan, your ways, your direction.... By your Spirit, grace and power, give me all that I need to approach the throne of grace with confidence, believing that You who began a good work in my will carry it out to completion, that by your grace, I can walk in righteousness and truth.... God give me not a worldy wisdom, but a wisdom by your grace that comes with understanding and revelation, that I could grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.