I ran across this prayer recently and thought it was very appropriate to our times, as well as the times when it was penned.
Give us grace, O God, to dare to do the deed which we well know cries to be done. Let us not hesitate because of ease, or the words of men’s mouths, or our own lives. Mighty causes are calling us — the freeing of women, the training of children, the putting down of hate and murder and poverty — all these and more. But they call with voices that mean work and sacrificies and death. Mercifully grant us, O God, the spirit of Esther, that we may say: I will go unto the King and if I perish, I perish.
W.E.B. Du Bois
Educator and Civil Rights Activist