I discovered the long version of the Serenity Prayer while in treatment for alcoholism. During the darkest time in my life God made sure that I would find this prayer that would help save my life and restore my soul.
The Prayer is filled with extraordinarily deep theology but ends with a very practical promise that we can be reasonably happy in this life. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Maybe instead of always aiming for cloud 9, which we seldom or never reach, we can discover that God is right there with us on cloud 4. In fact, He’s with us when there is no cloud at all. Make a few basic requests of God and a few profound commitments and you can discover how to be reasonably happy.
The Serenity Prayer is a powerful prayer. And Reasonably Happy will guide you to understand it, look at the changes you can make in your life, and open you up in deeper ways to God’s amazing grace and mighty providence.