An opinion by Sage Moncio
Lord give me the will to face and conquer fear and impossibility with searing valor and definable determination.
Lord give me the will to dare where the bravest dare not venture, and the unyielding might to navigate turbulence and uncertainty when they seem unnavigable.
Lord give me the will to forgive my vicious persecutors and haters. When they savagely conspire to smudge me and bring me down, may I pray for them in return in accordance with your teaching that vengeance is Yours.
Lord give me the will to maintain a pure, loving, and adorned heart amid a world crammed with hate, deception, betrayal, ingratitude, mendacity, envy, anguish, and temptations.
Lord give me the will to courageously leap and grab the glistening stars in the stratosphere when the cynics, skeptics, and pessimists doubt otherwise.
Lord give me the will to relentlessly persevere towards the attainment of the goals and heights You desire me to accomplish even when barriers and setbacks beset my path.
Lord give me the will to valorously stand up for justice and truth, defend the defenseless, and fight for the poor, needy, and destitute, no matter the consequences that may betide thereafter.
Lord give me the will to courageously champion pious and righteous causes, to the honor of humanity.
Lord give me the will never to take what is not mine and never to steal from my country in the name of acquiring material wealth.
And Lord give me the will to be patient, calm, and optimistic even with things seems hopeless and blurry.