Blessed Trinity, I beg You, deliver me from Effeminacy and grant me a strong and enduring Fortitude, Lord, hear my prayer.

Rather than living to solely seek personal pleasure or to foolishly pursue selfish ambition and vainglory, grant me the magnanimity to aspire to the greatest and most noble selfless work of building Your Holy Catholic Church…

Rather than settling to live in mediocrity or with miserliness or reckless excess and wastefulness, inspire me to selflessly use all the gifts You have given me to achieve the magnificent work You call me to do…

Rather than selfishly retreating or cowering in weakness and fear, strengthen me to willingly, courageously, and joyfully accept the sacrifice of the Cross and to confront evil each day, especially if You call me to the heroic sacrifice of martyrdom…

Rather than being foolhardy, cowardly, impulsive or inactive, steel me with prudent fear and help me to respond to worldly dangers with rational and disciplined action that best serves Your purposes… 

Rather than faltering, retreating or surrendering in the face of difficultly, resistance or evil persecution, strengthen me to valiantly persevere with gritty and optimistic determination to achieve that which You call me to accomplish…

Rather than falling into sorrow, despair and lethargy when I experience suffering, grant me the holy patience to endure all setbacks and suffering with cheerfulness and hope…

Rather than submissively accepting the persistent evil stigmatization of masculinity and male leadership, fill me with the fortitude to be a heroic and sacrificial father in imitation of St. Joseph…

Blessed Trinity, I desperately need the Gift of Fortitude so I may battle against Effeminacy and grow in Fortitude.

I beg for heroic and sacrificial Fortitude, in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ, Savior of Man. Amen.

Review the sub-virtues of the Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude: The Virtue of Magnanimity, The Virtue of Magnificence, The Virtue of Courage, The Virtue of Perseverance and the The Virtue of Patience

Also see The ECM Litanies of Virtue, Overview of Virtue and Vice, The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

…and: ECM Master Chart: Vice, Virtue and the Holy Spirit