Last week I was in a meeting on Cape Cod and a man named Richard spoke about a version of the Serenity Prayer that he learned from Father Mychal Judge. Mychal was a Franciscan and the Chaplain of the New York City Fire Department and he was, sadly, the first fatality in the 9/11 tragedy at the World Trade Center.
The prayer goes like this:
God take me where you want me to go.
Let me meet who you want me to meet.
Help me to say what you want me to say
And keep me out of your way.
That is a prayer for clarity and surrender. And it’s simple. Now I have it in my wallet and in my daily planner.