The Serenity Prayer (Part 3 of 3)

By Dwight Lee Wolter.   Welcome to part three, the concluding part of this three part series on the Serenity Prayer. Today, we pray not only for the serenity to accept the change we cannot change and the courage to change the things we can, but also for “the wisdom to know the difference.” Look [Read More…]

The Serenity Prayer (Part 2 of 3)

By Dwight Lee Wolter.     “God, grant me the…courage to change the things I can…” Welcome to part two of this three-part series on the Serenity Prayer. In part one, I told you a story about a man who stood on the beach, threatening the tide if it dared to come in; and later [Read More…]

The Serenity Prayer (Part 1 of 3)

By Dwight Lee Wolter.   “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” The Serenity Prayer was conceived in a little stone cottage in Heath, Massachusetts by theologian and professor, Reinhold Niebuhr, around 1932. It was printed on cards and distributed to the troops by the U.S.O. and circulated by the [Read More…]