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Posted 03/26/2024 in Christian Mental Health Tips

The Other Serenity Prayer: A Tapestry of Guidance and Wisdom


The Other Serenity Prayer: A Tapestry of Guidance and Wisdom

The Serenity Prayer, with its call for acceptance and strength, is a powerful tool for navigating life's challenges. But what about those moments when the focus isn't on accepting external circumstances, but rather ourselves, other people or our emotional journeys? Enter "The Other Serenity Prayers," a collection of insightful variations that address the internal struggles we all face.

The Other Serenity Prayer by Eleanor Brownn

serenity to stop beating myself up by eleanor brownn

God, grand me the serenity to stop beating myself up for not doing things perfectly,

The courage to forgive myself because I am working on doing better,

And the wisdom to know that you already love me just the way I am.


The Other Serenity Prayer For Accepting People

Accepting People and Changing me Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change,

The courage to change the one I can change,

And the wisdom to know that the only person I can change is me.


The Other Serenity Prayer for Emotional Well Being

Reminder that Mental health matters serenity prayer

God, grant me the serenity to embrace my emotions without judgment,

The courage to seek help and support when I need it,

And the wisdom to navigate my mental health journey with grace.


Funny Versions of the Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to forget the people I never liked anyway,

The good fortune to run into the ones that I do,

And the eyesight to tell the difference.


Grant me the serenity to accept people that i cannot change.

The courage to change direction when I see them coming.

And the wisdom to not to try to smack some sense into them when I can't avoid them.

Final Thoughts on The Other Serenity Prayers

The various "Other Serenity Prayers" weave a tapestry of strength. One reminds us of God's unconditional love, while another empowers us to embrace our emotions and seek support. For those struggling with relationships, a prayer offers serenity in accepting others and the courage to focus on personal growth. Even the humorous versions hold a kernel of truth – sometimes, navigating life's complexities requires a healthy dose of perspective and a dash of humor.

So, the next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, remember, there's a Serenity Prayer waiting to offer a comforting hand. Explore their variations, find the words that resonate with your current struggle, and allow their gentle wisdom to guide you on your path to peace and self-acceptance.


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About the Author:Christian Counselor in Maryland, New York and New Jersey Corine Williams, Ph.D.

Corine Williams, Ph.D. is Clinical Psychologist that is currently seeing clients in the States of Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. You can find out more about her practice by visiting www.therapyforchristians.com/corinewilliams. In addition to providing individual therapy, Dr. Williams is also passionate about writing books and designing merchandise that educate, uplift, and normalize mental health subject in the Christian community. You can find out more about her at  www.booksbycorine.com or by visiting her amazon profile here:  https://www.amazon.com/Corine-Hyman/e/B00AWZ5FL2


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