Everything I needed

Adapted from a Sufi poem

One:           I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

Many:     I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to learn to solve.

One:           I asked for prosperity and God gave me a brain and brawn to work.

Many:     I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome.

One:           I asked for love and God gave me people to help.

Many:     I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities.

All:            I received nothing I wanted and everything I needed.

 

Rev. Dawn Peters, First Congregational Church, San Jose, CA

 

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