Various Prayers

Unanswered Prayers

I asked for riches,

that I might be happy;

I was given poverty that I might be wise.

 

I asked for health that I might do greater things;

I was given infirmity that I might do better things.

 

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;

I was made weak,

that I might learn humbly to obey.

 

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.

 

 

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