Weekly Prayer: I Asked God for Strength

October 18, 2012

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.
I got nothing I asked for, but everything I had hoped for…
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all people, mostly richly blessed.