|"O my God, most charitably help me. Guide me, so that I may place our men properly and so that I may supervise them well, without heedlessly exposing myself, without being afraid like a coward. O deign to support me in order that I might be, between the hands of Your providence, as tranquil and as calm as a little child in its mother's bosom. Open my eyes to the greatest confidence in You, so that entrusting myself wholly to Your omnipotence and to Your infinite goodness, I might find myself free from concern on all matters. O my God, I beseech You. through Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Saint John the Baptist. grant me Your Holy Spirit of foresight, of prudence, Your Holy Spirit of courage, Your Holy Spirit of strength and of good plans, from this moment on, ceaselessly and until my last breath so that we might carry through all our good intentions and so that we might have the good fortune of accomplishing in all matters Your holy will."|
May 10, 1885. Louis Riel Diary.
Oh my God, do not permit England to get the better of me. Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive - Jun 4, 1971