"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)

23 August 2011

Serenity Prayer for Meyers Briggs Types

INFP: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to sing in the shower if there's someone else in the house, and the wisdom to, oh forget that last bit, okay, God?"

INTP: “God grant me the serenity to think of a viable plan for how to solve these problems, the courage to get the ball rolling, and the wisdom to remember what we were talking about in the first place.”

ESFP: “God, oh, hi God!  How are you today?  I was wondering, God, if you’re not too busy and all, there’s a lot of stuff in my life right now that gives me some anxiety and makes me kind of nervous about the future and there’s nothing I can do about it and all, so if you could just help me have, I don’t know, some sense of being not so worried or something.   And maybe help to stand up to some problems that, oh look a puppy! and um, what were we talking about again?  Sorry, I lost track.”

INTJ: “God, the prayer says I’m supposed to ask you to grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference, so could you do that for me?  Thanks.”

I started this in a conversation with a friend, it seemed like a fun idea to blog them out.  But being an Intuitive Perceiver, I’m feel no deep personal need to finish all sixteen types, so I’ll leave it for the reader to add on.  I think I like the first two best… but since I’m borderline between INFP and INTP, they’re the types I know best.  Write what you know, right?


  1. What kind of prayers do INFJs pray? Della and I want to know.

  2. Hey Tara hows `bout ENFP (me) and ISTJ (Gale)! Love to know. BTW, I sing in the shower even if someone else is in the house!

  3. Dan and Della, I also am INFJ:

    INFJ: Lord help me not be a perfectionist. (did I spell that correctly?)

    Susy, though, is ENFP:

    ENFP: God,help me to keep my mind on one th-Look a bird!-ing at a time.

  4. This is great!!

    (I am INTP, and it seems to fit.)

  5. INFJ:
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change (even though they are wrong)
    the courage to change the things about myself that drive other crazy,
    and wisdom to know the difference between my feelings and everyone elses feelings. Oh! ...and some quiet time. "


    "God grant me the serenity to accept the social obligations I must do,
    the courage to say no to activites even if someone's feelings may get hurt, and wisdom to let go of any internalized guilt from either answer."

    my 2 cents ;)

  6. Thanks all. I guess this became a case of "write what you know" because after my own types (I'm stuck between INFP and INTP) I kind of got stuck. Or bored. Which for an off-the-charts perceiver is the same thing. Feel free to keep adding your own.