This free Serenity Prayer printable wall art can remind you of the popular prayer that can help you find some peace of mind. It’s cute chic and would look wonderful in your bedroom, kitchen, or nursery!
What Is The Serenity Prayer?
The Serenity prayer’s purpose is to help those found in difficult moments find courage, wisdom, and peace of mind.
Reinhold Niebuhr, an American theologian, philosopher, and professor, is the author of the Serenity prayer. The first printed copy appeared in 1936, although there is evidence of an earlier version from 1933.
Since then, it became one of the most popular prayers and traveled all across the globe, as it’s been translated into over 20 languages.
Part of the Serenity prayer’s success are the simple but powerful words it uses. They have a way of reaching our hearts and are easy to remember.
Etsy, the well-known platform for handcrafted goods, has quite a few items with the famous prayer’s words, so it’s safe to say it’s still used a lot.
Because of these simple and beautiful words, it’s being used by Alcoholics Anonymous members battling addiction and for so many other situations when we need to find our inner peace.
Free Serenity Prayer Printable
What you might have seen as the Serenity prayer short version is, in fact, the first part of the prayer. Here it is verse by verse:
“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 long version, also includes this paragraph:
“Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.”
I noticed some variants that refer to Jesus by name, but everything else seems to be the same.
Our printable includes the full version of the Serenity prayer, so at least you have the option to use it if you ever need to.
This one happens to be my personal preference. It’s always nice to take your time when praying!
The printable Serenity Prayer wall art that includes two different sizes of the same artwork and a Serenity Prayer coloring page version:
- The first page prints on U.S. Letter paper and you can use it without framing it.
- The second page also prints on letter-size paper but also comes with crop marks so you can trim it to 8″x10″. This is the sheet you need to print for framing.
- The Serenity Prayer coloring page lets you get a bit creative or keep the kids busy for a while!
You can download this freebie below, as a printable PDF file.
Paper Cutter or Scissors – Print the second sheet of the free printable Serenity Prayer if you want to place it in an 8″x10″ frame. Use a pair of scissors or a paper cutter to cut it to size, according to the crop marks.
8″x10″ Frame – Frame your Serenity Prayer poster, hang it in your favorite place and enjoy!
These supplies are optional and only needed if you want to frame your Serenity Prayer printable.
🖨️ How to Print
We always aim for simplicity when it comes to printables so you’ll be able to print the Serenity Prayer in a few simple steps.
- Save the PDF file on your phone or computer.
- Open it using a PDF reader app like Adobe Reader.
- I recommend printing the Serenity Prayer on white cardstock paper if you want to use it as wall art.
- Hit the Print button and enjoy your new artwork!
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The Serenity Prayer is not in the Bible, but it was written by a priest named Reinhold Niebuhr.
Created to soothe and strengthen people in distress, the Serenity Prayer was written by Reinhold Niebuhr, a Protestant theologian, philosopher, and professor.
No, anyone can recite the Serenity prayer. It’s true, this prayer is commonly used by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs as a tool to help with addiction recovery, but it’s also employed by regular people.