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I Live By the Serenity Prayer

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    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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    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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    God grant me the serenity to accept the alcohol I have consumed, the courage to talk to the women I normally would not, and the wisdom to keep from texting every woman in my cell...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    My son and I say this little prayer every night: May I be safe May I be healthy May I be happy May I live life with ease May those I love be safe May those I love be healthy May...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    This winter has been a severe one and am looking forward to spring. I can't wait for milder temperatures, the colors of the flowers, the budding leaves and the newness and promise...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I am asking for prayer for a dear EP friend of mine. She is battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has spread to her lungs and sinuses. She is a beautiful soul inside and out. She...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    life's riding is good. You ride down the life's highway... it's a roller coaster you try to have fun along the way no matter how hard it may seem we learn to cherish this life like...
    Phyphy Phyphy 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I believe now prayers dont work they just dont human life is created and destroyed and prayers evaporate in thin air unanswered or tosses in God's waste basket whats the point of...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 14

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    A few months ago, I mentioned here about my dear friend who has a very rare form of Lymphoma. Many said they would pray for him and for that I am forever grateful. One in...
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I asking all my EP friends and family to please say a prayer for my mother. She is in the hospital in critical condition. I want to thank my EP friends for all their prayers...
    Broadmoore Broadmoore 61-65, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Need prayers for my mock exam tom: sat and sun.. Its a crucial exam since they wont allow me to take the actual board if i fail this exam.. Thanks :)
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I need prayer for my daughter , who drinks Ash is her name
    Katoct67 Katoct67 46-50, F Feb 9

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    I have a prayer request for a man I do not know. While at the laundromat I saw a man who was not in his right mind. He looked to be in his 20s, tall, skinny, and he shaved his head...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Please pray my fellow prayers that we find jobs soon this journey has been a tough one
    jenapoobear jenapoobear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    please pray for my friend Katie she has cancer and is fighting to stay with us your prayers will be greatly appreciated her page is peedripping so please pray for her and her...
    hungboy210 hungboy210 13-15, M 10 Responses Feb 11

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    scared to sleep at night.. i close my eyes to go to sleep.. and right when i shut them, i pass out for a some seconds. I feel fearful and so i try to open my eyes but they feel...
    africanbeauty01 africanbeauty01 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    scared to sleep at night.. i close my eyes to go to sleep.. and right when i shut them, i pass out for a some seconds. I feel fearful and so i try to open my eyes but they feel...
    africanbeauty01 africanbeauty01 18-21, F Feb 12

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    My little family and I are heading over to the hospital to see their great-grandmother that has just been diagnosed with cancer, and it's at stage 2. It's in her lungs. Her name...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Yes I do believe in prayer either for myself or someone, you have nothing to lose. If you pray for your own with your own action and motivation? You'll never know that you might...
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    But I struggle with my own unanswered prayers. I am walking by sight cause I keep looking for God show up on my behalf.
    dramafever dramafever 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Immediately after posting my story regarding losing EP friends to death, I received an email from a long time friend, 1964jay. He informed me he has colon cancer and it has spread...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 32 Responses 5 days ago

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    Christian brothers and sisters please pray for my father. leonel Garcia I don't want him to go to prison. please have him in your prayers. the court hearing is in March 12. God...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Haunted Place - Gregory House ADDRESS: Hwy 395 Bridgeport, California 93517 Bodie State Historic Park, California - A deserted Gold Town While the park is open all year, this...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Jan 28

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    *ALIVE IN THE WORLD*I want to live in the worldNot inside my headI want to live in the worldI want to stand and be countedWith the hopeful and the willingWith the open and the...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Jan 28

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    For some time now, I have wanted to remove myself from today's society. I love nature and animals and have wanted to learn how to live and survive in it. Once I have that...
    WildernessAndNature WildernessAndNature 16-17, M Feb 12

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    Wanted to share some of my favorites from an interesting and thought provoking read by Sam Harris (author, philosopher, and neuroscientist). “There is now little question that...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    Think About The Way MUSIC IS THE VIBE SO OPEN UP YOUR EYES TIME IS RUNNING OUT SO FIND THE FEELING BOOM DIGGY DIGGY DIGGY BOOM DIGGY BANG BOOM DIGGY DIGGY DIGGY BOOM DIGGY BANG...
    ALaCoit ALaCoit 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    All my life I have been deeply fascinated with the other side of town, the darker aspects of reality. I could live any life I chose and take myself anywhere to which I please but...
    Svetyevokov101 Svetyevokov101 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I am tired of retreating into myself. I am tired of reliving the heartbreak that I have experienced from the time that I get up until the time that I go to bed. I need to learn...
    2020dreamscreen 2020dreamscreen 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Not that I'm going to do anything drastic because of it. But I don't believe anyone has a reason to live, there isn't one unless you make one. And even if you make one it isn't...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    It is the middle of the night and I have just been rejected again last night. Today, my wife flies overseas for 2 weeks and she does not show the slightest inclination to have even...
    Sub305k Sub305k 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I like trying to help people and giving helpful advice. I'm always honest and will tell you how I think something is. That isn't always the best way to approach things but I like...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I joke about apocalyptic situations, but there is a germ of truth in it I do not often mention. I'd love nothing more than for the world to stop for a bit. To grind to a halt on...
    felicitykid felicitykid 26-30, M Jan 28

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    This is such a beautiful story.. LOVELY..... A MUST READ! SOME DAY & ONE DAY A friend of mine opened his wife's wardrobe and picked up a silk paper wrapped package. "This," he...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I want to travel the world. I want to write a book. I want to learn everything. I want to research if parallel dimensions existed. I want to live in a fantasy world...was what is...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I'm sitting here while my children sleep and my husband is on the couch next to me. He has no idea how unhappy I am, although I have broached this conversation many times. I...
    felice88 felice88 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I'd just like to not have all the pressure of being skinny. Let people be who they want and live thier Owen lives. That's why I like being chubby so much. I also like the feel of...
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M Feb 1

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    The truth is that I do not think life is poetic or beautiful. I am not referring to life itself, which I consider an inexplicable miracle and an immeasurable gift. I'm referring to...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I like this guy. Live far away. Whenever we speak on the phone or skype, we make each other laugh. I think he's the only guy I can talk to without having a sexual convo. We did...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the moment! Live, laugh, love, forgive & forget. Life is too short to live with regrets.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    i love this guy. but we hv never met n he lives so far away. i don't even know how tats possible. but as we chat skype n call...the bond builds stronger. It has been over 3 mths...
    AyahyaMma AyahyaMma 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I live so close to train tranks you can see them go by from my backyard there's only a fence blocking my beween my backyard and the train tranks I live in the city bot still in the...
    meandgirls meandgirls 18-21, M Feb 3

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    I'm planning on dropping my current life and starting over in a tiny town in the Canadian wilderness. I'm burned out by life. I have to go away if I'm going to preserve myself...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I abhor where I live. It feels good to blurt it out. I'm sorry, I can't help it. Gray everyday and cold. Tons of snirt (snow and dirt). People are audaciously rude with dogs...
    felixisonpluto felixisonpluto 36-40, M Feb 10

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