LoveNote Link
Daily Love Potion
Celebrate Love Logo

Follow Larry James' Relationship Twitter

Larry's Relationship BLOG!

Larry's Wedding BLOG!

Home

Site Map

About Larry James

BookShelf

Larry's Book Store

Relationship Articles MENU

Personal Relationship Coaching

Frequently Asked Questions

Media Press Pass - (For Radio, TV, Magazine, Internet & eZINE Producers & Editors)

Facebook Logo
Twitter Logo
Follow Me on Pinterest

Seminars & Keynotes:

Topics

Relationship Enrichment
LoveShop


Making Relationships Work:
Personally and Professionally


The 10 "Commitments"
of Networking


Networking: Making the
Right Connections



QuickLinks to Larry's
Books:


How to Really Love the
One You're With


LoveNotes for Lovers

Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers


SPECIAL Books for Business

Ten Commitments of Networking

The First Book of LifeSkills


References:

Business Leaders Speak About
Larry James


Church Leaders Speak About
Larry James



Relationship Speakers Network:  Representing:

Dr. John Gray, Ph.D.

Michael Najarian, M.A.


MORE Good Stuff:

Larry James & Barbara Walters

Larry James' Family Fotos

SPECIAL Relationship Pin Offer!

Links to More Relationship Sites

Larry's eMall - Secure eShopping
With Your Mouse!


Special LINKS for:

Authors & Speakers


Search CelebrateLove.com
Google
Use the Google Search Engine to find whatever you want on 750+ pages on CelebrateLove.com!

Click here!

Something NEW:

Celebrate Intimate Weddings LOGO

Larry's Wedding BLOG - Something new about weddings every 4th day!


The Serenity Prayer



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;

Living one day at a time;
Accepting hardship as a 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;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with you forever in the next.

•    •    •

A Brief History of the Serenity Prayer

There is no shortage of theories as to who wrote the Serenity Prayer, but no one really knows who wrote it or when it was written. One theory suggests that it was written in 500 A.D. by a philosopher named Boethius who became a martyr for the Christians of his time.

A theologian in the 1930's and 1940's named Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr is often cited as the author, but he read it in an obituary notice and gave credit to an earlier 18th century theologian.

It is claimed that Dr. Niebuhr was so impressed by the prayer that he brought it to the attention of (Bill) William Griffith Wilson (1896-1971), one of the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. It was so suited for the needs of AA it became a key part of the AA movement and their 12 step program. Alcoholics Anonymous and the other 12 step programs deserve the credit for making the Serenity Prayer so popular in the 20th Century.

If you would like to read more about the history of the Serenity Prayer, click here. For a musical version of the Serenity Prayer, click here.

backHealing Links Relationship Articles MENUnext

Relationship books by Larry James:

How to Really Love the One You're With:
Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship

LoveNotes for Lovers:
Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing

Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers (Career Assurance Press).

Author Larry James is a professional speaker. He presents "Relationship Enrichment LoveShops" nationally for singles and couples. More About Larry James

Larry James • CelebrateLove.com • P.O. Box 12695 • Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695

480 998-9411 • Fax 480 998-2173 • 800 725-9223

E-Mail: LarryJames@CelebrateLove.com E-mail:
Back to Top

Purple Line

Please Visit Our Sponsors:

Hot stuff here! - Wedding stuff here! - Author & Speaker stuff here!

Ten Commitments of Networking: Creative Ways to Maximize Your Personal Connections here!

AudioGenerator stuff here! - Discount Dental Plan here!

More Hot stuff here! - Links! - Relationship BLOG - Wedding BLOG - Larry's MySpace - Larry's Facebook

Follow Larry's Relationship Twitter at: Larry's Twitter

Larry's: Networking BLOG


•    •    •


Purple Line

Copyright © - Larry James & CelebrateLove.com
Established 1987  -  Online 3/1996
Privacy Statement