Lord God, give me victory over myself,
that nothing may imprison my life.
Be the guiding light of my heart,
lift me up from the dark depths.
May my sou be caught up in your wisdom,
Fight its way upwards in fiery flight.
For you alone understand me,
and only you can give me
the power to keep going.
– This prayer is said to have been prayed by Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770-1827AD when he was turning deaf and realised that he would not regain his hearing.