Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Serenity Prayer Contest!!

The Catholic Company is having a contest and is asking us to take part.

They are giving away a Serenity Prayer cross which is a 10" resin cross with the 12 step Serenity Prayer printed on it.

To enter, simply post a comment here about what The Serenity Prayer means to you. On Friday, December 10, I will draw a name from all those who comment and announce it on the blog. I may also post one or more of the comments separately if appropriate.

The winner will then send me his or her address and which I will send to The Catholic Company who will then mail you your prize.

This is a perfect time of year for remembering the importance of serenity!

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.


TACParent said...

What does the Serenity Prayer mean to me? Well, basically it describes how to survive this journey on earth. Acceptance, courage, and wisdom. If I can live by this then I will suffer less. I believe it is when we don't accept that we suffer most. If I am compassionate and patient with myself and others, I can get through "tough" times -- but when I fight what is happening the pain increases. Not sure if I'm wording this correctly ... but it's the best I can do.

Lastly, I know this prayer has been effective in helping many people I love to deal with their "hardships" and I've always been grateful for it.

Carol@simple_catholic said...

To me, the Serenity Prayer is about letting go of trying to control everything (which, I'm said to say, I absolutely struggle with). It's also about finding peace in the midst of all the ups and downs of life.

Renee said...

and the wisdom to know the difference....

this is the line that speaks most to me. I want to control it all although I know that's not the best idea... so I need that wisdom


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