God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change [leaving them in Your hands],
the courage [and strength] to change the things I can [within and without myself],
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying [and appreciating] each moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace [not resenting the process] ;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right [in your own time] if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy [and contented] in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Change my awful attitudes, my general outlook on life, the way I deal with people and circumstances — in ways that are displeasing to you— and help me to see people and things as You see them [give me new vision] and help me to be as you are.
Lord, please work on my heart I pray…work on the heart and soul of this small gal from Nairobi, Africa, and cause her to do that which she cannot do in her own strength [which is Your will].
Lord, help me not to get discouraged easily from today henceforth as I have gotten this past year. I desire a revived passion and a heart of obedience to Your word daily.
Hear me O Lord, for I am insufficient and in great need of Your direction… because truly…
Thank You for loving me as undeserving as I have been and for being so faithful to me yani I can’t even describe Lord…if people could just taste the sweetness of Your Love Jesus aaai! ♥
Serenity prayer by —Reinhold Niebuhr
Okay… Let’s just be honest, whenever most people hear anything about religion, their first reaction and instinct is probably to cringe or brush off the whole matter entirely.
Why? Most likely because it is a subject that is associated with extreme cases of fanaticism, it brings about a lot of conflicts and controversies, and even offends easily.
Religion is famously known for: manipulation, stagnation, repression, ignorance, bigotry and is too often a threat to liberty. And rightly so. I do agree. With that said, I recommend you to read two of my posts as well as encourage you to do a personal, extensive, and honest research on your own regarding this matter. Why?
As intellectuals (critical thinkers), I believe we owe it to ourselves to interrogate, examine, and ask hard questions regarding matters touching on faith rather than choosing to ignore them or even worse— follow blind faith. Click here for the first post.
Who speaks the truth with regards to a genuine, sincere and true relationship with God? Is it Buddha? Muhammad? Jesus? Zoroaster? Confucius? Joseph Smith? Guru Nanak? Krishna? Among others? Find out on this second post:
My heart overflows with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalms 45:1
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