God our Lord, I ask you for grace
that all my intentions, actions and operations
may be directed purely to your service and praise.
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
My memory, my understanding, and my whole will.
Whatever I have and possess
You, Lord, have given it all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it,
All is yours, do with it what you will.
Give me only the grace to love you,
for that is enough for me.
Dear Lord, teach me to be generous,
to serve you as you deserve,
to give and not to count the cost,
to struggle and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to ask reward,
save that of knowing that I do your holy will.