A Letter attributed to a Civil War Soldier expresses God’s prayer priorities and the ultimate desires of the heart shaped by the Holy Spirit:
“I asked God for strength, that I might achieve. I was made weak, that I might humbly learn 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 that I hoped for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I among all men am most richly blessed.”
Excerpt taken from – Praying Backwards: Transform Your Prayer Life By Beginning In Jesus’ Name by Bryan Chapell
Be sure no time is so well spent as that which a man spends on his knees.
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