Dear God, I am industrious, but in a limited way. I work hard at my own pursuits – this gives satisfaction. Yet where is my resolve when faced with outside requirements, with unpleasant labors? Then I become idle.
Let me become a creature of effort, my dear Lord. Let me work and work again to act on your behalf. Let me be willing, in all things, to do a little more.
Guide my hands, O Lord, not just my heart.