I looked up the serenity prayer online– and found the complete version!
Apparently, the original version was longer, and was written by theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. It’s something that not only works well for people in recovery, but if you think about it we all need to apply that principal just in dealing with life. See the more expanded version below:
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.