I got this from “Bernadette’s Blog”:http://sembrano.blogspot.com it’s a written by an anonymous soldier during the first World War.
Here is goes..
I asked God for strength, that i might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn to humbly obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better 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, taht 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 hoped for– but everything that I had hoped for,
Almost despite myfelt, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all men, most richly blessed!
I loved the prayer simply because it echoes most of my thoughts about my life. It rings true. God made me weak so that I may learn to be humble. I was given Pompe’s disease that I may go on to achieve things that I would not have if I was normal. I was given weakness so that I may learn to turn to God and know he’s beside me. I got nothing that I hoped for and yet everything that I needed and more. I’m truly blessed.
That’s not just lip service. I truly feel that my life is blessed. So far I’ve been lucky. A loving family, friends, education, some comfort in life. God has truly blessed me.
Now this Soldier’s Prayer will now also be a Fighter’s Prayer.