Sunday, December 25, 2011

Serenity


A Karachi Sunset

The original 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 (the one we follow) did, this (imperfect) world as it is --
not as I would have it.

Trusting that He, Allah, the God of my understanding, will make all things right
as I surrender to His Will --
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Ameen, Amin, Amen, So Be It.

3 comments:

The Voice of a Soul said...

MashaAllah!

Thank you so much for sharing this prayer with us. I absolutely love it... it is truly beautiful!!

With my love,
Shaidi

M.Rizwan Memon said...

Beautiful...

CN said...

Shaidi and M. Rizwan Memon,

How I appreciate you coming by.

In all my responsibilities and activist-peace heart, I see how deeply I need such wisdom.

Glad you see the beauty of this prayer used in 12-step program circles internationally