Prayer Of An Unknown Soldier
|The Prayer of an Unknown Soldier
|SERMONS, ESSAYS AND OPINIONS
The "Prayer of an unknown soldier" is a well known prayer found on a body of an anonymous Confederate solider during the American Civil War. It is a prayer where a man recognizes that he has asked for wealth and riches, but instead God gave him the opposite for his own benefit.
I asked God for strength that I might achieve I was made weak, that I might learn humility 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, 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 hoped for Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered I am among all men, most richly blessed!