Thinking About Thinking

Does God Answer Prayer?

Posted in Philosophy by larrycheng on May 16, 2010

In response to the question presented in the title of this post, the following poem was read at my church service this morning – author unknown.  I thought it was insightful, so decided to pass it along here:


I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,

I was made weak, that I might humbly 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 I asked for, but everything I hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am among all men, most richly blessed.


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  1. Andrew Cross said, on May 17, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks for posting. A spirit of gratitude despite life’s curve… that is wisdom.

  2. KELVIN L. JONES said, on July 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Well All That’s Needed To Forge Ahead In Life In There. Wisdom-Yes God Answers Prayers

  3. KELVIN L. JONES said, on October 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Well I See Not Many Wants To Testify The Glory That Our Heavenly Father Has Brought Into Their Lives. Miracles Are Performed Everyday. Yes Indeed God Answers Prayers.

  4. Agripina Futrell said, on May 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Great information 🙂

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