We need to grow closer to God, not just as individuals but as a community of believers. The world does not like to see a righteous man doing what is right. Let us ask God that through our individual effort we may see the community of believers also becoming righteous.
O God, same me by your name; by your power, defend my cause. O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. Cf. Ps 53.3-4