Praying for Serenity

Especially since becoming a teacher, I often notice myself unconsciously repeating the words to this familiar prayer. It often happens at night, as I wash my face following a particularly challenging, frustrating, or downright harrowing day with my students. Today was one of those days. And so, I pray.

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

 

Accept the things I cannot change,

Accept the things I cannot change,

Accept the things I cannot change,

Accept,

Accept,

Accept.

 

Amen.

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