A New Serenity Prayer

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…

Read the rest.


  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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