I asked God for strength, that I might do greater things

author Sally Frederick Tudor

“I asked God for strength, that I might do greater things,
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 God 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, 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 that I had hoped for,
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered,
I am among all men/women, most richly blessed.”

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