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PRAISE AND GRATITUDE


After one of the terrible battles of the Civil War, a dying Confederate soldier asked to see the chaplain. When the chaplain arrived, he supposed the young man would wish him to ask God for his recovery; but it was very different.


First the soldier asked him to cut off a lock of his hair for is mother, and then he asked him to kneel down and thank God.


"What for?" asked the surprised chaplain.


"For giving me such a mother. Thank God that I am a Christian. And thank God for giving me grace to die with. And thank God for the home He has promised me over there."


And so the chaplain knelt down by the dying man, and in his prayer he had not a single petition to offer, but only praise and gratitude.

Source: Christian Herald

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