I prayed for wealth:...

I prayed for wealth:Then what I had, all that I lost.I prayed for fame:

It came to others, but me it mocked.I prayed for health:But strength grew less, and with it heart and hope.I prayed for courage:But cruel, heartless fate gave only fear for what I asked.I prayed to die:But awful answer this—a living death.I prayed at last, Thy will alone be done:Then heaven heard and gave me all the goodI asked before, a thousandfold;And with it love to God and all mankind,And deathless Life.

February 20, 1915

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