Serenity means being peaceful and calm and it’s something we can all use in this age of insanity. When you pray these serenity prayers, you are turning to a higher power to ease your burden. This is something God does willingly.
What is the meaning of these serenity prayer?
Any prayer asking for serenity is a prayer request to go beyond our own abilities and trust that God has everything under control. This prayer is often used when people feel hopeless or unable to handle a situation. In these times, it’s important to realize that it is not possible to deal with life on your own and you do need help. Each section of the original serenity prayer focuses on a specific topic. Acceptance, courage, and wisdom. These are very important if you want to overcome a problem in your life.
What is the serenity prayer used for?
Many people need more peace and calm in their lives and the serenity prayer is the best way to do this. Where does the serenity prayer come from? It was originally written by Reinhold Niebuhr, a 20th century theologian-philosopher and has been used for AA and other anonymous and recovery groups. Over the years, it has become a very useful as a prayer to help us remember that God is in control.
A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?
What is the Serenity Prayer for AA?
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; So that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever and ever in the next. Amen.
Serenity Prayers for Worries
Our Father in Heaven, I pray that You touch me today and release these anxieties and worries that are holding me down and pulling me back. Remove the burdens in my life and the emotions that I do not need in order to follow You. As I follow Your word, Lord, I ask that You eliminate these obstructions and show me the way You want me to follow. Wipe my mind clean of worries and stresses, that I may focus entirely on You. Thank you. Amen.
Serenity Prayers for Forgiveness
Lord, thank You for Your wonderful forgiveness and your calming presence in my life. I am here on my knees before You to ask for help in forgiving. Though I don’t feel like it’s possible to forgive this person for what they have done, I know that all things are possible through You. Help me become a living messenger for You here on Earth. In Your Name, Amen.
Serenity Prayers for Inner Place
Dear Lord, I come before You today with my heart heavy and I cry out for Your help. I find my mind is troubled. My heart is burdened with self-doubt, knowing that I’m not good enough. But You are enough for everyone and I know that you, God, are able to take this broken vessel and put it to good use. You love me just as I am, so please, grant me the ability to forgive myself and find serenity in Your presence. I trust in you, Lord, and Your will is mine. Amen.
Serenity Prayers for Those Who Are Lost
O Lord, we stand here today, to thank You for Your love and acceptance and to ask that you help those who do not yet know your peace and serenity. Work in their hearts, Lord, dry their tears and show them what true peace really is. In Your Name, Amen.
Serenity Prayers for Rest
Dear God, I come to you tired and worn down. I’m exhausted, but I cannot rest and I ask for your help, Lord, to calm my mind, my heart and to ease my soul. Show me the true rest that can be found in You alone. Help me learn to trust in you and leave it all in your hands. In Your Name, Amen.
Prayer of Release
Dear Lord, I want to release these heavy burdens that I’ve been carrying, knowing that You never meant for me to do this alone. I supplicate to you, O Lord. Please take my worries, my fears, my anxieties. Take them and lift them from me, that I may better serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
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