Unanswered/Unspoken Prayers

I asked God for strength that I might achieve,
I was made weak that I might learn to obey.

I asked for health that I might do great 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 when I was young that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness that 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.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am, among all people, most richly blessed.

Peter Scazzero

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