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A Soldier’s Prayer

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.

– Anonymous


 

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Zau sensei doing suburi on the Potato Chip Rock at Mt. Woodson in San Diego, Mar. 2020 (before its COVID-19 closure).  Probably a first-ever suburi on that ledge.