Here is a powerful, non-denominational prayer for those who wish to do well on the ACT Exam tomorrow. This can be recited aloud in the car on the way to the exam, or silently between sections.
On this occasion of my (first, second, third) sitting for the ACT exam, I beseech the Almighty ACT.org to look over me and protect me from mis-bubbling. Grant me the strength to avoid the Passive Voice in my essay. Give me the focus to figure out the equation for a parabola graphed in the standard (x,y) coordinate plan. and remember the rules of parallel structure. May I stay awake throughout the Reading section, even if I get a passage about the Oligocene genera fauna at the beginning of the Miocene epoch. Bless my #2 pencils and protect their points; let me be forever grateful that they are not #1s nor #3s. Allow me the good fortune to be blessed with a proctor who does not clear his throat during the Science section. Save me from realizing at 4:00 AM on the morning of the test that I have left my TI-83 Calculator in the trunk of a friend’s car. O ACT Inc., provide me with the will to resist temptation if my classmates invite me to spend the night before the exam partying in a hot tub, as came to pass in an episode of Gossip Girl. (Kaplan 119:9, 16)