St Johns Camberwell

Waking Prayer

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenityto 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 Jesus did, this sinful world

as it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that God will make all things right

if I surrender to God’s Will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with God

Forever in the next. Amen.

by Reinhold Niebuhr

The night has passed and the day lies open before us;

Let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence may be kept

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,

so may the light of your presence, O God,

set our hearts on fire with love for you;

now and for ever. Amen.