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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I refuse to give in!

Dear God,

Thank you for all the blessings you have given and continue to bestow on me and my loved ones. There are many issues and road blocks that I face on a daily basis, but I continue to hold steadfast to my faith knowing that there is better waiting for me. There are many times when I want to give in, give in to my health issues, give in to financial woes, give in to disobedient children, give in to martial stress and strain. I ask now for your patience and guidance.

Lord, I ask you to continue to give me strength, continued strength in my diet - food and exercise choices, continued strength in making better informed financial decisions, continued strength in guiding my children in the right manner so that they will become strong and viable Black men in their families and communities, continued strength in communicating effectively with my husband for complete understanding on household needs.

Full Original Serenity Prayer
by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful 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 may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.


peace and blessings!!

1 comment:

ayshaday said...

Thank you for sharing these prayers. Really nice! And who doesn't love the serenity prayer.