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Prayer of the Unknown Confederate Soldier - Soldiers Prayer

Prayer goes out to everyone in the United States Armed Forces.

Submitted by Paul Deaton

Prayer of the Unknown Confederate Soldier – Soldiers Prayer

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 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 am, among men, most richly blessed.

At the end of the U.S. Civil War, this prayer was found folded in the pocket of a Confederate Soldier.

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