Prayer 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 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 others,  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 that I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I among all people, most richly blessed.”


3 thoughts on “Prayer by an unknown Confederate Soldier.”

  1. my pastor quoted this in Sunday service.
    He was mentioning about praying & asking God for a plan for our lives.

    I have always like this poem since I first read it many years ago.
    It does encourage one. Instead of asking God “Why did this
    happen to me?!”, the poem does explain it. it may not be the answers we want. the Key is to realize that we have been blessed and be happy in that.

  2. We are to respect all our soldiers. This poem is very nice. And i feel bad for the family of the unknown solider . We should be kind and loving to All! There will be slanderous people and evil will increase until Jesus comes back !

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