Author: 
Fr. Edward
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Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 6:15pm
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Meditation

Most Richly Blessed

 

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 great 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 become 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 got nothing that I asked for, but everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers and true needs were fulfilled.

 

I am, among all men, most richly blessed.

 

- Anonymous Confederate Soldier