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