My Requests


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 give life, that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing that I asked for- but got everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am, among all people, most richly blessed.

An Unknown Confederate Soldier

Author unknown. If anyone has a proprietary interest in this story please authenticate and I will be happy to credit, or remove, as the circumstances dictate.

Wit & Wisdom - May 25, 1998

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