From the October 1954 magazine.

AA's Serenity Prayer

I BELIEVE an analysis of the prayer we have adopted as our own will show that it seemed to contain in a condensed form many of the basic principles of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Dividing the prayer into the three fundamental parts we have, first: "God grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change." What do the words serenity and serene mean? (1) clear, fair or calm, having a brightness undimmed; (2) free from anxiety and unrest, marked by peaceful repose; (3) unruffled; (4) placid.

-- P. G.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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