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One of my favorite poems

Posted by Irishleo , 13 August 2012 · 127 views

~Written by an Unknown Confederate soldier

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 great 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 given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all men, most richly blessed.



That is very inspiring Thank you
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soulconstance
Aug 17 2012 01:00 AM
A beautiful poem. Thank you for posting it. ^_^
I'm glad you all liked it, I find it inspirational as well. I came across it years ago and it really struck a chord with me.

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