Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous,
teach me to serve you as I should,
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and ask not for reward,
save that of knowing that I do your most holy will.
jesuit - st. ignatius loyola - 16th century
Commonly attributed to St. Ignatius Loyola but the author remains unknown.