This short prayer has become one of the most cherished in America, if not the world. It can be found in forms as diverse as bookmarks, wall plaques, bumper stickers, and collections of inspirational poetry. Millions pray it each day in Twelve-Step recovery meetings, and millions more use it to help sort through the stressful issues in their lives. It summarizes timeless wisdom in just a few words, thus helping both mind and spirit to move surely into deeper union with God.
God grant me the serenity...
In addition to being the most central core prayer of the recovery movement, The Serenity Prayer is admired and prayed by those who seek to find an inner peace in the face of life's difficult challenges. Here, Philip St. Romain gives the complete prayer new meaning by reflecting on the meditative words and how they can help us truly surrender our life to God's care.
Philip St. Romain, MS, DMin, is the author of twenty books on Christian spirituality and theology. Currently, he works as a spiritual director and program presenter at Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kansas. He is married to author Lisa Bellecci-St. Romain and they are the parents of three grown children.
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