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New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer,"" Upper Room Worshipbook

Reprinted by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

The Serenity Prayer

A Simple Prayer to Enrich Your Life

Trevor Hudson, Foreword by Dallas Willard • April 2012

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"God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference."

Countless people around the world have prayed this prayer, and it has helped them find peace in the midst of their harried lives.

Did you know that the above words are just the beginning of a longer prayer?

In this book, beloved pastor and teacher Trevor Hudson explores the entire Serenity Prayer, giving insights into each phrase and making the prayer accessible to everyday people.

He looks at the prayer from a Christian perspective, sharing his own experiences with addiction but broadening the book to address the struggles that come to all of us, regardless of whether we are in recovery.

Hudson addresses addictions that differ from the stereotypical, such as eating compulsively, overworking, or filling one's life with religious activity. He challenges you to make this prayer part of your daily devotions and to pray it with others.

Each brief chapter contains a single-paragraph summary called "In a Nutshell." Hudson then poses a thought-provoking question or suggestion for reflection and ends with a scripture passage related to the chapter topic.

Learn how this simple prayer can transform your life, bringing peace into even the messiest situations.


Trevor Hudson is a Methodist minister, pastoral therapist, and retreat leader in Benoni, South Africa. He is the author of several books, including Hope Beyond Your Tears, The Serenity Prayer, One Day at a Time, and A Mile in My Shoes. Hudson travels widely to conduct conferences, workshops, and retreats. Ministro metodista, terapeuta pastoral y líder de retiros en Benoni, Sudáfrica. Autor de múltiples libros, entre ellos; Hope Beyond Your Tears, The Serenity Prayer, One Day at Time y A Mile in My Shoes. Hudson viaja frecuentemente para realizar conferencias, talleres y retiros.

Dallas Willard (1935–2013) was an American philosopher who was also well-known for his writings on Christian spiritual formation. He was a longtime professor of philosophy at The University of Southern California. In addition to teaching and writing about philosophy, Willard lectured and wrote books about Christianity and Christian living. Christianity Today named his book The Divine Conspiracy Book of the Year for 1999. Another of his books, Renovation of the Heart, won Christianity Today's 2003 Book Award for books on spirituality.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1094-4

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1102-6

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1129-3

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: April 2012

Trim Size: 5 in (w) x 7 in (h) x 0.273 in (d)

Page Count: 128

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Prayer

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