Only What I Need

God seldom, gives me what I want But gives me what I need. I ask for wealth, He gives me health- For love, He gives me seeds. "Go sow the seeds", He seems to say, And love will grow for you, And health will be the wealth you need To share the loves you grew."

And when I pray for worldly goods And comforts of a king, He fills my heart with little joys, For simple, common things; And when I beg for things I see- Of envy to my mind- He guides my steps to happy souls Who are completely blind.

So, now, I just come unto Him In simple, humble prayer And only ask He keep me safe From harm and life's despair.

For He has shown that He will not Reward my prayers of greed. And will not give me what I want- But only what I need.

by Michael Dubina

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