God, our Father, we
are exceedingly frail and indisposed
to every virtuous and gallant
undertaking. Strengthen our weakness,
we beseech you, that we may do
valiantly in this spiritual war; help
us against our own negligence and
cowardice, and defend us from the
treachery of our unfaithful hearts.
for Jesus Christ’s sake.
the Shadow of the
Cross a mural by
Marching with the Heroes
c.1900 (Public Domain)