Monday, February 11, 2013

Paradoxes of Prayer

We are studying the book of James in our Ladies Bible Study....this is how Elizabeth George ended chapter 4....

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 that I asked for~
but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered~
I am among all, the most richly blessed!

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