Monthly Archives: May 2014

Prayer by an Unknown Confederate Soldier

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 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 had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men most richly blessed.