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The Serenity Prayer in French + La Prière de la Sérénité en anglais

Jean-Marc and cyclamen steps in Sicily
I first saw The Serenity Prayer at a friend's house. We were 13 years old at the time and had free rein (her parents were rarely home). Skipping through the hallway one day, a curling iron in one hand and candy bar in the other--the words in a picture frame stopped me in my tracks. I  hope they'll have the same effect on you.


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La Prière de la Sérénité

Mon Dieu,
Donnez-moi la sérénité
D'accepter
Les choses que je ne puis changer,
Le courage
De changer les choses que je peux,
Et la sagesse
D'en connaître la différence.

The Serenity Prayer

God,
Grant me the serenity
To accept
The things I cannot change,
The courage
To change the things I can,
And the wisdom
To know the difference.


The French version of this prayer was taken from Wikipédia.

Cabanos in Marseilles
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