The Serenity Prayer – And It’s Author

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“Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm” – Author Unknown

The Oxford Dictionaries define serenity as the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.

The Serenity Prayer has more paragraphs than just the one that is most often quoted.

The author of the Serenity Prayer is the American theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs and Professor at Union Theological Seminary, Karl Reinhold Niebuhr (June 21, 1892–June 1, 1971). He wrote and spoke frequently about the intersection of religion, politics and public policy. Below is the full version of 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.


I am an epic introvert, who quickly becomes an open book when I pen what’s in my significantly fertile mind; fertile as a result of bombardment by realities that are continuously captured by my inquisitive eyes, ears which are constantly rubbing the ground, through constant reading, and through dreaming too.

Writing provides an opportunity to ‘say’ what my unapologetic quiet mouth will not say; which not only soothes me, but also bequeaths to me a relief, a release, and a hope that the written words will change the world, even if only one person at a time.

And so should you seek, that’s where to find me; deeply tucked inside the blankets of reading, seeing, listening, dreaming, and then writing.

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