Although this prayer or affirmation has been associated with the 12-step programs used by alchoholics and other addicts it is also useful for some people who have been subjected to emotional abuse.
THE SERENITY PRAYER
God grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
change the things I can;
and the Wisdom to
know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr, Noted German Theologian