A Prayer for Selflessness

For Mom:  a handmade gift

O Lord,
cleanse my service of all selfishness, spiritual or material,
all criticisms or impatience,
all secret desire for consolation, recognition or reward.
May I love those you have given me, to the end,
for you and in your way.
May I give and go on giving.
May I bear and go on bearing.
Take all that I have and all that I am
and subdue it to your service.
Amen.
~ Evelyn Underhill