A Soldier’s Prayer

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.

2 Replies to “A Soldier’s Prayer”

  1. Hi Dickoy,

    God really works in ways that are unknown to men. For His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways. Though we are undeserving, He blesses us abundantly. Praise Him for what He is, a loving God.

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