The Serenity Prayer

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The Serenity Prayer The Serenity Prayer 2 The Serenity Prayer 3 History of the Serenity Prayer The Serenity Prayer is the common name for an untitled prayer originally written by theologian Reinhold Niebuhr in the late1930s to early 1940s. It is believed that Niebuhr wrote the prayer for a sermon. In the 1940’s The Serenity Prayer became popular in Alcoholics Anonymous and has been adapted by other 12 step programs over the years. About The Serenity Prayer The Serenity Prayer has helped millions of people worldwide to let go of anxiety and focus on the things that are in their control, rather than obsessing over the things aren’t. Whether someone is dealing with an addiction, divorce, illness or a flat tire, the serenity Prayer offers a way for some to find peace. Although it addresses God, it has been meaningful to many people from a wide variety of religious backgrounds, as well as those who don’t belong to a religious organization. The Power of Prayer The serenity Prayer’s strength is in addressing our power as well as our limitations; we’re let of the hook of having to be superhuman. Wisdom dictates: We do what we can to change things for the good – personally or globally – but we don’t waste energy trying to bulldoze the impenetrable. Emotionally: The relaxation response during prayer has been shown to reduce stress, so you’re more optimistic. Your link to a higher power lends purpose and meaning that makes life worthwhile. Energetically: Prayer, as an expression of goodness and love, opens your heart, activating healing vibes throughout the body. It tips the energy balance from negative to positive by instilling hope, well-being, and compassion. The Serenity Prayer 4 Spiritually: You establish ongoing contact with a higher power, whether perceived as “out there” or “in here” which allows you to access

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