I Asked

I asked for strength that I might achieve,
God made me weak that I might obey.

 

I asked for health that I might do great things,
I was given grace 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 for God.

 

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life,
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.

 

I received nothing that I asked for,
My prayer was answered.

~A prayer by a Confederate Soldier~