Thursday, December 10, 2015

Most Richly Blessed

I asked God for strength, that i might achieve - 
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for help 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 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 that I hoped for.

Despite myself, my prayers were answered.

I am among all men, most richly blessed.

- A Christian Confederate Soldier's Prayer.
  (Anon - alleged to have been found on a CSA casualty at the Devil's Den, Battle of Gettysburg, 1863.)

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