A New Serenity Prayer

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I have a friend who says that the basis of all true religion is believing that “There is a God and I’m not him.”  That’s the spirit of this updating of the Serenity Prayer by Jim Martin, SJ. An excerpt:

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the people I cannot change,
which is pretty much everyone,
since I’m clearly not you, God.
At least not the last time I checked.

And while you’re at it, God…

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About Jim Manney 750 Articles
Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is Ignatian Spirituality A to Z. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

13 Comments on A New Serenity Prayer

  1. I shared this with my friends during one of our “Enrichment and Inspirational Sharing Circle” (EISC) sessions and they found it quite hilarious and yet to the point and true.

    Thanks for publishing it.

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