Prayer of Civil War Soldier

I asked God for strength that I might achieve.

I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked God 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 got nothing that I asked for — but everything that I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered.

I among all men most richly blessed.

Prayer: No Longer a Slave

No Longer A Slave

(Author Unknown)

You unravel me with a melody

You surround me with a song

Of deliverance from my enemies

‘Til all my fears are gone 

I’m no longer a slave to fear

I am a child of God

From my mother’s womb

You have chosen me

Love has called my name

I’ve been born again

Into your family

Your blood flows through my veins 

I’m no longer a slave to fear

I am a child of God

Reports from the intersection of faith & everyday life .

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