How often do you find yourself saying, Oh Lord, Help Me or Lord Have Mercy? I am a believer we are in the end of times as we know it and this plea will come from many mouths more as each day goes by. That said, I found myself trying to remain positive and went seeking prayers that would help me thru the day when I hear myself saying, “Lord Have Mercy…” Over this last year, lots of changes have been made at my job, changes that were not the best choices, (in my opinion), and now we are reaping the consequences. About the time I was really feeling total frustration I remembered my Dad’s AA plaque: As I read I realized this segment is Perfect in relation to my Job!
“O God, grant me the serenity of mind to accept the things that I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; just as Jesus did
Yes, this prayer is so much more than just for the recovering addict. It is appropriate for day to day life’s trials and tribulations that come our way. Now, I have added this segment to my prayers almost daily.
I do ask myself occasionally: what does this say that I’ve been led to pray the recovery prayer to get thru my days work??? hmmmm. Something to ponder….
Shalom & may this prayer help you thru any troubles that come your way too!
Dear Renée, It was a pleasure to read your column which touches on the reality of events surrounding us and determining the direction of our destiny. As individuals, it is the responsibility of each of us to seek those avenues of positive thinking that will give solace to each of us individually. Renée , you are an intelligent, highly motivated individual with so much to offer the world. There is indeed a God in Heaven to whom we can turn to for guidance tomorrow and for the years to come. You have my admiration and you can count on me for moral support in achieving future happiness. Warm regards from John Ley
This was dictated by John for me to send you. Love. geny.