I asked for health that I might do great things,
I was given infirmity that I mighty do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy,
I was given poverty that I might by 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 that I hoped for almost despite myself,
my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all people most richly blessed.