The Creed For The Disabled

Prayer by a Confederate solider

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 to 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 that I asked for – but everything 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 solider titled ‘The Creed For The Disabled’

3 thoughts on “The Creed For The Disabled”

  1. My dear Georgy,You are doing wonderful work.We have the needy, the disabled all around us. We pass them by as if they do not exist.Jesus started his mission quoting from the prophet Isaiah that the “the Spirit is upon me,for he has anointed me to bring freedom to the afflicted, oppressed …” Each one of has to do something for the abandoned and the sick and the helpless even if it is a tiny bit,God will welcome it.We need to have the heart of Christ.Your message is stong and timely. Thank you

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