Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be
fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the
heart to conquer it.
Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to
my own strength.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but
hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Grant me that I may not be coward, feeling your mercy
in my success alone; but let me find the
grasp of your hand in my failure.