Wednesday in Holy Week

by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

Lenten Devotional 2011The 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.


Lamentations 2:1-9
Psalm 55, Psalm 74
2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11
Mark 12:1-11