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