If there ever was a prayer to say when you’re feeling down and needed confidence, or for courage before an important task, it would be the Aditya Hridayam.
I was simply blown away when I heard it. This is where I would turn to if I ever felt weak.
Lord Rama himself recited this ancient prayer going to fight Ravana.
It is recommended in the scriptures that we should recite it daily, it fills us with the energy of the sun. It explains that God is manifest in more ways then the suns rays, and that through seeing God in this way we gain knowledge that there is nothing to ever fear, it is all happening in the body of the Lord.
Below are two excellent renditions I found. The first has excellent Sanskrit and English translations for understanding the prayer, the second video has a more powerful sound.
May you have the strength and courage to achieve everything which is good.
With Love –