Letter 237 – A Prayer Attributed to an Unknown Confederate Soldier…

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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Letter 237 – A Prayer Attributed to an Unknown Confederate Soldier…

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