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.
I have tried to control the uncontrollable for far too long.
I ask that you take this burden from me.
I acknowledge that my life is unmanageable.
I ask for your care and guidance.
Grant me honesty, courage, humility, and serenity, to face that which keeps me from you and others.
I give this life to you to do with as you will.
Please help me.
Help me learn what I am supposed to learn,
Help me do what I am supposed to do,
Help me be who I am supposed to be.
Stay with me always,
In my hour of deepest despair,
And my hour of greatest joy.
I put my hand in yours and together we can do what we could never do alone.
No longer is there a sense of hopelessness.
No longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady will power.
We are all together now reaching out our hands for a power and strength, greater than ours.
And, as we join hands we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.
Thanks to Overeaters Anonymous.