Friday, June 17, 2011

Paradoxes of Prayer

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 given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing I asked for--but everything I hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered--

I am among all, most richly blessed!
-Author Unknown-

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