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Poem by Confederate Soldier

Shared by Marti :-)

I'd like to share one of my favorite little poems, written by an unknown Confederate soldier:

[Note: Possibly by Tony Campolo, but usually attributed to 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 wiser.
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 had hoped for.
Almost despite myself,
my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men, most richly blessed!"


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