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This manual was developed as part of the National Institute on Drug
Abuse (NIDA) Grant DA08608, Cognitive Enhancements for the
Treatment of Probationers (CETOP).
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ii Mapping Your Steps
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change,
courage to change
the things I can,
and wisdom to know
The Serenity Prayer was written by Reinhold Neibuhr in
1926. AA adopted the short form of the prayer early on as a
helpful meditation (see above). Because of the prevalence of using
this prayer in Twelve Step programs, we have created maps to help
people consider how to apply its tenets to their lives.
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Serenity Prayer . Map 1 of 5
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.
God GRANT me the SERENITY to AtCoCEPT the things I cannot change,
Def Def Def
This is what grant means to me. This is what serenity means to me. This is what accept means to me.
COURAGE to change the things I can, and WISDOM to know the difference.
This is what courage means to me. This is what wisdom means to me.
Def = Definition
Where did the 12 Step Prayer come from? In its short and most common form in 12 step groups... And wisdom to know the difference. The original form of the prayer is from the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr... the one from the other.
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