Tag Archives: Serenity

Morning Offering: 09. 27. 21

Today’s Reflection: God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference. — The Serenity Prayer.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 06. 27. 21

Today’s Reflection: Serenity Prayer (long form) –
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the 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. Amen. – Reinhold Niebuhr.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 05. 08. 21

Today’s Reflection: A New Serenity Prayer
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,
please give me the courage
to change what I need to change about myself,
which is frankly a lot, since, once again,
I’m not you, which means I’m not perfect.
It’s better for me to focus on changing myself
than to worry about changing other people,
who, as you’ll no doubt remember me saying,
I can’t change anyway.

Finally, give me the wisdom to just shut up
whenever I think that I’m clearly smarter
than everyone else in the room,
that no one knows what they’re talking about except me,
or that I alone have all the answers.

Basically, God,
grant me the wisdom
to remember that I’m
not you.
Amen. — James Martin, SJ
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a.m.

Morning Offering: 05. 07. 21

Today’s Reflection: The Serenity Prayer (short form)
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. — Reinhold Niebuhr.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 12. 05. 20

Today’s Reflection: The OTHER Serenity Prayer – God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself for not doing things perfectly, the courage to forgive myself because I’m working on doing better, and the wisdom to know that you already love me just the way I am. — Unattributed.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a.m.

Morning Offering: 09. 05. 20

Today’s Reflection: In trying times especially, helps to keep this in focus. I find myself turning to it regularly.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Today’s Reflection and photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a.m.