For Those Who Have Suffered

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
April 2, 2007

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 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 got nothing I asked for–but everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I, among all men, am most richly blessed!

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  1. It is true that often the opposite of what we ask for in prayer turns out to be what we really wanted after all.

  2. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    This came at the perfect time. After the day of stupidity I’ve had, I needed this post. I guess I should never have asked for brains because I got stupid. ah, this too shall pass.

  3. this was beautiful and most appreciated. We always feel as if we know what we want, yet we have no idea what we need.

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