He added that with the Lord's guidance, the Filipino's hope of reaching true peace and prosperity was becoming a reality.
However, he lamented, there were those who still stand in the country's path of growth and continue to test our strength as a nation.
Give us the strength and fortitude to face these challenges, the President said.
Recall, however, that in a separate report, we find Noynoy referring to these challenges as his life's "kabuwisitan"s ("pain-in-the-ass" in the Queen's English).
"So 'pag ako po ay hinaharap ng kaliwa't kanang problema at kaliwa't kanang kabuwisitan, parati hong bumabalik, nanay ko pumasok sa trabahong ito kumbaga walang blueprint," Noynoy said.
(So when I'm assailed left and right by problems and headaches, I always recall that my mother assumed this same task with no blueprint as it were.)
So perhaps the real issue here that God needs to deal with is Noynoy's attitude and not his lack of "fortitude".