Do You Believe (in The Serenity Prayer)?

Category: Moral Question of the Week, Weekly Columns

The Serenity Prayer as a tattoo

Anyone who has a family member or friend in AA has heard of The Serenity Prayer. You don’t have to be part of AA to either agree with it (or not). It says, “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.” This week’s Moral Question is: Do you believe (in it)? Or do you believe we have more control than the prayer implies?

My goal with these weekly questions is to get YOU to think. Secondarily, my goal is to stimulate a dialogue (on these questions/issues) so please add your comment in the section below. There will be NO judgment (from me) and you are welcome to suggest other questions to be part of this weekly series of posts.