Saturday, September 04, 2010

Poem: Answered Prayer


I asked God for strength,
that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn to obey.
I asked for health,
that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I received nothing that I asked for -
but all that I had hoped for;
almost despite myself,
my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all men,
most richly blessed.

- Unknown Confederate Soldier



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