Prayers for strength and courage.

Whenever you are in trouble, pray: "Lord, You are within me and all around me. I am in the castle of Thy presence. I have been struggling through life, surrounded by many kinds of deadly enemies. I now see that they are not really agents for my destruction; You have put me on earth to test my power. I am going through these tests only to prove myself. I am game to fight the evils that surround me; I will vanquish them by the almightiness of Your presence. And when I shall have passed through the adventures of this life I will say: 'Lord, it was hard to be brave and fight; but the greater my terror, the greater was the strength within me, given by You, by which I conqured and realized that I am made in Your image. You are the King of this universe and I am Your child, a prince of the universe. What have I to fear?'" Paramahansa Yogananda, Man's Eternal Quest, P.70.

"Lord, may Thy power increase in me. Keep me in the positive consciousness that with Thy help I can always overcome my difficulties." Paramahansa Yogananda, Man's Eternal Quest, P.206.

Last updated: 2001/11/04