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Serenity Prayer Jewelry
Grant Me The Serenity to Accept the Things I Cannot Change...
This can be a tough old world, but there's hope and spiritual strength in the simple but powerful words of the Serenity Prayer. Keep the prayer close to you on a piece of fine jewelry, or gift it to a friend who needs a bit of courage right now.
Whether you are a prayerful person of faith or not, these poetic lines can help you gain the strength needed to make changes in your life, and to be able to accept what cannot be changed. The Serenity Prayer will leave you feeling at peace with yourself and all that surrounds you. Read on for the full text of the Serenity Prayer and a bit about its origins, as well as beautiful personal jewelry pieces that carry the well-loved words of prayer for serenity, courage, and wisdom.
Leather Wrap Bracelet for Men or Women - Serenity Prayer and Crystal Studs
Maybe you're not the kind of person who usually wears much in the way of jewelry, either because it just doesn't seem like "you" or maybe you don't care for the feel of metal against your skin. Maybe you worry about losing a costly piece, or having it taken from you? I think this inexpensive leather wrap will be the answer. Black leather is my choice, but if you click through and look around you'll find you can pick up the same great look in all kinds of bright colors as well - like hot pink or turquoise! - depending on what's available for the selection right now.
This is the perfect gift for the teenager in your life. Turquoise leather, silver letter etching, crystal clear studs. Wraps around the wrist 4 - 5 times.
Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom
Living One Day at a Time
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.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You
Forever in the next.
Vintage Brass Serenity Prayer Cuff - A Message of Comfort and Courage
This bold and dramatic red cuff bracelet from Unique Art Pendants, bearing the words of the Serenity Prayer, measures about 1.5 by 6 inches, with an opening of about 1.5 inches. It can be adjusted slightly on the wrist as there's a bit of a bend to the metal. The natural patina of the brass shows through the coloring to give an interesting texture behind the quoted words.
Who Wrote The Serenity Prayer?
Did You Know...
The poem we know as the Serenity Prayer was written by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), an American Protestant theologian. It was composed perhaps as early as the 1930s, though this is not certain, as the words are found in a number of slight variations in different sources - for some time the prayer seems to have travelled by word of mouth, from speaker's podium to pulpit and from friend to friend.
In 1941, when the Serenity Prayer appeared in a newspaper obituary, it was brought to the attention of Alcoholics Anonymous and was soon adopted for use by this and other twelve-step programs, where it has been in use ever since. The sentiments of the prayer have struck a deep chord with many people, Christian and Agnostic alike - especially those well-known first three lines which carry the wishful prayer for serenity, courage, and wisdom in our fast-changing, challenging world of human frailty.
Serenity Prayer Bracelets - Sterling Silver Bangles and Cuffs
Simple, understated, classic sterling silver bracelets are inscribed with the memorable words of the well-loved prayer. A glance at your wrist is a gentle reminder in times of stress that we take all things one day at a time.
Serenity Prayer Rings
Stainless Steel Rings for Men
It can be difficult to choose a ring for a man - indeed, it can be difficult to persuade some men to wear any jewelry at all, beyond the most plain of wedding bands - but I've found three styles of bold stainless steel rings that have such masculine style, even the tough guys will be happy to wear this aide-memoire to prayer. Details such as a contrasting black cable design, an incised channel, or a heavy central chain between two lines of inscribed text make these rings as frankly good-looking as they are personally meaningful.
Prayer is Powerful
The Serenity Prayer can help us accept things we cannot change so that we can move forward with our lives. It can also give us the courage and strength to make positive changes.