Grant us the good

Lord of Lords

grant us the good,

whether we pray for it

or not.

But evil keep from us

even though

we pray for it.

-Plato

I found this quote in a book I was reading and it reminded me of this quote:

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly 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 I hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men most richly blessed.

I have prayed for a lot of things that have not happened because they were not right for me. I’ve prayed to move or to get jobs when I needed to stay put and wait. I’ve prayed and wondered why I didn’t get the answer that I wanted. But if I wait patiently, I see that the Lord loves me enough to tell me no and not yet.

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