Great Spirit, hear me four quarters of the world-a relative I am.
Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, give me the eyes to see and
the strength to understand that I may be like you. With your power only
can I face the winds.
Black Elk Lakota
will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We
will suddenly realize God is doing for us what we could not do
Big Book pg. 84
treasure our "Serenity Prayer" because it brings a new light to us that
can dissipate our oldtime and nearly fatal habit of fooling
the radiance of this prayer we see that defeat rightly accepted, need be
no disaster. We now know that we do not have to run away, nor ought we
again try to overcome adversity by still another bulldozing power drive
that can only push up obstacles before us faster than they can be taken
Grapevine March 1962
God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.