Courage and Serenity Prayer news

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Nov 19 17:39:50 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:26 AM, Stephen Goranson wrote:
> The Intercollegian and Far Horizons, vol. 55 no. 2, November 1937,
> "What Makes a Strong Student Christian Association?" by Paul E. Pfwetze, pages
> 35-36. Page 36 col. 1:
> A strong Association evaluates its progress by these tests:
> 1....
> [col. 2:]
> 10. Is it inspired by the prayer attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr:
> "Father, give us courage to change what must be altered, serenity to
> accept what cannot be helped, and the insight to know the one from the other."
> Reprinted from "Notes and Views" (Published by the Pacific Southwest Field
> Council).

A minor correction: that's "News and Views." Appears to be a YMCA publication.

--Ben Zimmer

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