From Dr. Edward Viljoen, an adaptation of Reinhold Niebuhr’s famous prayer for times when transformation seems frightening or when we must let go and go on…. but don’t want to:
Spirit’s wisdom within me gives me the peace
to embrace the things I cannot control;
Spirits strength within me gives the courage
to change the things I can;
as well as the wisdom to know the difference between the two.
And so I live one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Seeing hardships for what they are.
I take this world as it is, instead of insisting
it be anything different.
Trusting that Goodness has made all things perfectly –
I surrender to what is
so that I may live in peace,
in this world and the next.