Character formation is one of the best fruits of education. A person of character is one who has clear convictions and stands by them; he or she lives up to those convictions, speaks what is right, and does not make any compromise when real values are in question. A person of character is honest, courageous and reliable, and does not give in to pressure or persuasion when it is a question of what is right.
God of all goodness, help us to build up a solid and noble character, and teach us never to betray our conscience for the sake of any kind of unfair advantage. Give us your strength that neither fear nor favor may make us deviate from the right path. Help us always to stand by great values like truth, honesty, justice, faithfulness and unselfish love for fellow humans.