The Serenity Prayer Plaque is a new edition to the Creator Mundi collection. This solid bronze plaque measures 4 inches long and about 3.25 inches high, and has a notch on the back for easy hanging on any wall. We intentionally created this Serenity Prayer with uneven text and font size to symbolize the strengths and weaknesses of every human person. Sterile and perfect font-size and spacing does not do justice to a prayer as intimately human and personal as this. This plaque is solidly made for durability and will make a wonderful gift for almost any occasion, but especially for those struggling with addiction and are taking life one day at a time to maintain or win back their sobriety.
“Made in Germany” – Mark of Excellence
This beautiful Serenity Prayer Plaque was made in Germany. “Made in Germany” is a guarantee of value and quality. Consider but the many German companies known and appreciated worldwide for the compelling quality of their engineering and products: BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Siemens, Bosch, Miele, Zeiss, the list goes on and on. Creator Mundi imports from the spiritual and religious equivalent of these companies in Germany, where quality of workmanship, nobility of composition, aesthetic brilliance, and theological depth hold sway in every gift item created and crafted.
The Serenity Prayer
The Serenity Prayer is the common name for a prayer composed by the great American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971). Although the authorship of this prayer was in question for a long time, Fred Shapiro definitively confirmed that Niebuhr was indeed the author in his article “Who Wrote the Serenity Prayer?” in The Chronicle Review on April, 28, 2014 (https://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Wrote-the-Serenity-Prayer-/146159/).
The best-known form of the Serenity Prayer is this:
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.
Niebuhr first wrote the prayer for a sermon at Heath Evangelical Union in Heath, Massachusetts. He used it widely in his sermons as early as 1934 and first published it in 1951 in a magazine column. The prayer was widely disseminated through Niebuhr’s sermons and church groups in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve-step programs adopted and popularized this prayer and thereby made it known worldwide. The AA version of this prayer:
God grants us the SERENITY
to accept the things we cannot change,
the COURAGE to change the things we can,
and the WISDOM to know the difference.