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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I asked God for strength,
that I might achieve;

I was made weak,
that I might humbly learn to obey.

I asked for health,
that I might do greater 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 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 received 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, most richly blessed.

Prayer by an
Unknown Confederate Soldier

1 comment:

DR said...

Truly beautiful and powerful. Happy Thanksgiving and may God Bless Dixie. DEO VINDICE!