12-Step fellowship members in recovery will recognise the principles in Mychal’s prayer as similar to the Serenity prayer.

  • Surrender
  • Acceptance
  • Courage
  • Wisdom

Mychal’s Prayer

Lord, take me where You want me to go;

Let me meet who You want me to meet;

Tell me what You want me to say, and

Keep me out of Your way.

Written by Franciscan Friar, Mychal F. Judge, killed by debris at age 68, World Trade Center, 11th September 2001.

Serenity Prayer

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.

An enduring prayer / spiritual meditation used by recovering people all around the world.


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