micki portrait April Micki Message

  (Mid-April 1999)

It will not come as a surprise to those of you who know me that the bumper sticker that says, "'Anonymous' was a woman" makes me smile. Accordingly, since I don't know the source of this prayer that a friend sent to me, I will attribute it to 'anonymous.'

I asked you, God, for strength that I might achieve;
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for help 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 others;
I was given weakness that I might feel the need for you.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life;
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.

No, dear Lord, I've gotten nothing that I've asked for,
but everything I had hoped for.

Despite myself, my prayers were answered,
and I am among those most richly blessed.

This speaks to my prayer life. I continue to let go and let in your love and prayers and thoughts and healing energy.

With thanks and love,


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