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I Live By the Serenity Prayer

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    Such Wisdom

    a simple truth that when spoken and follwed allows for peace in our lives.
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2008

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    It Just Makes Sense...

    The Serenity Prayer has long been a guiding light, word of wisdom and truth that will always be with me. So many times, in comforting or just listening to others, I have shared the Serenity prayer as a reminder of the things that ARE in our control verses the things that are not...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus 46-50, F Mar 27, 2012

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    At Least This Part

    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.
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change (others) The courage to change the things I can (myself) And the wisdom to know the difference. This prayer helps...
    ajb234 ajb234 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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    Why do we Pray? We pray because we Love. *If we don't love, we don't care. If we don't care, there is no need for a prayer.* We pray because we believe that our prayers would...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 10 Responses Apr 2

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    CALLING ALL PRAYER WARRIORS!!! This is an update on my father-in-law. He definitely needs our prayers. God CAN DO what man cannot do! He finally got an appt at Moffitt to see...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Prayer for Inner Healing~ Speak clearly, Lord, into my heart. In the past, I had been busy with life and I forgot what it meant to really live. In the midst of my pains and...
    helloIamK helloIamK 13-15 1 day ago

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    I completely believe in the power of prayer. I just wish the answers wouldn't take so long sometimes. My impatience for answers tends to get the best of me and I find myself...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    Prayer is so important to our relationship with God. It's how we communicate with him, he loves hearing from us! I talk to him everyday, pretty much throughout the day, but I...
    Imnothomeyet Imnothomeyet 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 7

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    My blood is boiling and I'm full of rage ...I'm a non white woman who is physically and mentally unwell living in the uk .. I had three admissions at the psychiatric hospital and I...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Hey i got a prayer request. A guy I know recently accidentally killed his mom. Its kind of gruesome so i wont say how, but he is a very nice, gentle guy and he didn't deserve this...
    patdge patdge 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 25

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    Oh I love the woods and want to live in them. There is something comforting about being surrounded by trees and their canopy overhead. Then a nice opening for a little log cabin...
    MsWrong MsWrong 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I cried and stumbled my way into a valley that I had yet to travel. Already changed in ways only possible by grief, I found myself yet changed again and again by the moment-by...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F Apr 4

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    I don't really believe in prayers much but I'm praying the test comes back positive :)
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    i know He is, and He will, and He will answer the prayer with sophisticated way it can eating me alive with sadness, i pray for easier progress in team work few days ago, and yes...
    blackravencat blackravencat 22-25, M Mar 27

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    I do believe in praying. I do it most nights, but in my own way. I pray to whomever it is that I pray to. I don't pray to a god. At least I don't believe I do. It's a bit...
    DraygenS DraygenS 41-45, F Mar 28

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    Sometimes, all it takes is just one prayer to change everything.
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    "Tears are prayers too. They travel to God when we can't speak" Psalm 56:8
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Wish I have a sister I can pray with and be a real support one for each other. Someone genuine , with God fear and sincere...I believe in the power of prayer where are 2 or more...
    Rapsodia Rapsodia 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I need help. I got a call from my ex boyfriend, then when i answered the call, it was his sister. " Anna, i need you to come here now, David's at the hospital. " Then i asked...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 19 Responses Apr 15

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    I just found out that one of my friends since kindergarten has a very serious eating disorder. He lost 40 pounds in one month and was already very skinny for his height before that...
    justakookiegirl justakookiegirl 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Stormy rainy days like today are my motivation to leave this torn up society and go live in the woods
    quintenpalmer quintenpalmer 16-17, M 11 hrs ago

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    my first live got killed a year and nine months ago.....it still hurts jus as much
    raebaybrown raebaybrown 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm not sure why I feel that way. I mean, I have my ups and downs, successes and failures. I'm only human, after all. But it is a feeling I simply can't escape. I chose to strive...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    That's right. I want to give up my life and live a new life, in a diffrent way to how I always have been. Now, I'm almost 21, and throughout my life. It has been destroyed, by my...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am 22 and I was brainwashed into going to the local university which is okay ranked after being accepted into a much better school. My parents have brainwashed and controlled me...
    wfurlow2 wfurlow2 22-25, M Mar 27

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    If life is truly given to us just once and after that there's nothing only black emptiness in which our whole essence disappear.... Then shouldn't we use this gift of life wisely...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    It's not much of a ghost story but... I know someone who's uncle lived in a small house only FEET away from the cemetery in the center of the next town over where I live. That...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I made a Promise to God. 'If I live through this surgery I have renewed lease on life and I will use it if you still have use for me on this earth.' I lived. It was the scariest...
    michnn michnn 41-45, F Apr 11

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    I am planning on moving to another country that is more like home to me then where I am now. it is hard to explain but it is like a pull towards the direction of hardship yet...
    XeniaFedmov XeniaFedmov 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    its so hard living simple in this complicated world where you feel a thing is right and everyone else wanna make it wrong. We seek answers; why am living, who am I, why am I from...
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    i would love to live in the country. not the messed up part of the country where i live. I'd live in a little village in England.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi everyone im 17 and live in illinois but i plan on moving to washington state and live in the woods somewhere close to a big river or lake. I want one to three people to join me...
    quintenpalmer quintenpalmer 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I'm not telling exactly where I live bc this is the internet and there are psychos, perverts murderers and rapists but I live about 10 hours away from NYC
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I lived in Kenya for a year when I was 19. I miss it terribly and would do anything to go back. I felt more at home there than all the places I have ever been and or lived. I miss...
    CreatingChristi CreatingChristi 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I like living alone, although i'm not entirely alone as I have 2 cats. I have always had to look after my Mum, Dad, and brother and it's good now that my brother is older he has...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I think I now must know why I get treated badly in the uk because I'm viewed as a bloody foreigner who shouldn't even be living in the uk and I shouldn't have any rights but I'm a...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I think I now must know why I get treated badly in the uk because I'm viewed as a bloody foreigner who shouldn't even be living in the uk and I shouldn't have any rights but I'm a...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I live in a small town called Etters I love living in pa i have lived here all my life
    bhski717 bhski717 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I actually do live near the ocean i live a 5 min drive away and 20 min walk away from the Ocean
    bigball2016 bigball2016 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I live in Europe and i love that fact about my life. I see that as some sort of privilege because of a heritage, history and tradition. I love Europe because there is so many...
    Jenny757 Jenny757 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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