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 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 had asked for,
but eveything that I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered;
I am, among all men, most richly blessed.