Serenity Prayer in AA Literature
Where can I find a copy of the serenity prayer; is it in any AA books?
An abbreviated version The Serenity Prayer can be found toward the end of the discussion on Step Three in the 12x12 (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
This is the full text as commonly accredited to American, Protestant theologian Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr
written in the early 1930s:
God grant me the serenity to
Accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And the Wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking as He did, this 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.
See this Wikipedia article
for more information.