My Confirmation Prayer

The Scripture which will be proclaimed at Mass in the upcoming weeks looks at the subject of prayer.

The other day, whilst surfing the Internet, I came across the prayer which I used during my time of preparation prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.  To my surprise, I found that there was an “extra bit” that I had not heard before.  Here it is:

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 He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this lifeand supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.

–Reinhold Niebuhr

I think I need this right now.

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2 Responses to My Confirmation Prayer

  1. Angela Bates says:

    I had not ever seen the final paragraph to this prayer before today. This explains ‘The gift of the present moment’ so beautifully and it perfectly completes the first part of the prayer. Thank you, David. xxx

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