A Prayer attributed to an unknown Confederate Soldier…
I ask for strength that I might achieve;
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I ask for health that I might do great things;
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I ask 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 had hoped for.
Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered;
I am, among all men, most richly blessed.
For those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.
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