Try This Prayer When You Are Feeling Frustrated (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.” -The Serenity Prayer

If you’re finding yourself frustrated and struggling to surrender your plans to God, the Serenity Prayer is for you. We all have things we care about that are out of our control, making us feel powerless and angry. The more we offer these things up to the Lord, entrusting them to his care, the more we are able to find peace and serenity.

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary explains why the Serenity Prayer is the prayer he recommends the most when hearing confessions.

Learn more about Fr. Mark-Mary’s book, Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Making Big Spiritual Progress.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.