Help me have fortitude (courage) like
Jesus did on the cross. Help me
have it in every way I live.
Nicolas, Grade 3, Holy Name
Grant me fortitude loving God.
You who know all of my heart,
And see me all of my days,
Truly know what virtues I lack,
For when I know I must right a wrong,
Be at my side, make me strong.
But without your help I will not prevail,
Fear shall overtake me, and I shall fail.
So I beg of you, grant me this gift,
To trust in you with all my being,
Like David, a man after your heart,
At the foot of Goliath, a fearsome foe.
So do I stand at the foot of Satan,
to fight for my soul.
But without this gift I shall not win,
And constantly will I fall in sin.
So grant me fortitude loving God,
And make me strong standing by your side.
Ian, Grade 7, Home School/ Our Lady of Good Counsel
Andrea, Grade 4, St. Genevieve School
Kathryn, Grade 4, St. Mary Rockwood School