"I Asked God For ....."

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    ..... Strength....."

    Here's a "prayer" that I came across the other day that was printed in a publication I get in the mail.

    Its author is unknown, but the paper claims that is was a prayer written by a soldier during the times of our nation's Civil War:

    "I Asked God for strength that I might achieve.
    He made me weak that I might learn humbly to obey.

    "I asked for health that I might do greater things.
    He gave me infirmity that I might do better things.

    "I asked for riches that I might be happy.
    He gave me poverty that I might be wise.

    "I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.
    He gave me weakness that I might feel the need of God.

    "I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.
    He gave me life that I might enjoy all things.

    "I got nothing that I asked for---but everything I had hoped for.
    Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

    "I am, among all men, most richly blessed!"
     

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