A Poem and a Prayer


Prayer for Serenity



God, grant me 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 hardship as a pathway to peace,

taking as Jesus did, this world as it is,

not as I would have it,


trusting that You will make all things right,

if  I surrender to Your will, so that I will be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Don’t Quit        


When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

when the funds are low and the debts are high

and you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

when care is pressing you down a bit

rest if you must, but don’t you quit. 

Success is failure turned inside out,

the silver tint of the clouds of doubt

and you never can tell how close you are;

it may be near, when it seems afar.

So stick to the fight, when you’re hardest hit.

It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.