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Jacob’s Prayer

Jacob’s Prayer


I asked for strength that I might achieve; He made me weak that I might obey. 

I asked for health that I might do great things: He gave me grace that I might do better things.

I asked for riches that I might be happy; He gave me poverty that I might be wise.

I asked for power that I might have the praise of men; He gave me weakness that I might feel a need of God.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; He gave me life that I might enjoy all things.

I received nothing I had asked for; He gave me all that I had hoped for. 


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About the Author: Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor grew up in Dallas, Texas, graduated from the University of Texas Business School and went into the commercial real estate business for about twenty years before enrolling in and graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary with honors.

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