Monday, November 23, 2009

My Prayer

This has been circulated through e-mail several times but the message is important and worth remembering:

I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, "No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up".

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, "No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary".

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, "No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned".

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, "No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you".

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, "No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me".

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, "No. You must grow on your won, but I will prune you to make you fruitful".

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, "No. I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things".

I asked God to help me love others, as much as He loves me.
God said, "Ahhh, finally you have the idea".

When I opened my mailbox this morning, I saw this e-mail from my good friend, Cora R. She is not the first person to send me this. I have been a recipient of this forwarded message a couple of times but her e-mail is very timely because I need spiritual upliftment today.

Thank you, Lord, for this reminder.

I hope that this message will also touch your heart.

1 comment:

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