Prayer of an unknown confederate soldier

I think this prayer is really beautiful.

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly 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 got nothing that I asked for, but everything I hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men most richly blessed.

I really like that prayer too…

It is indeed a beautiful prayer.
From it, we learn that we do not always get what we ak for in prayer, but that He will always give us what is best for us, though we may not realise it or even like it :slight_smile:

Beautiful prayer.

Thanks.

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