Dear God, let me carry with me only what is required to do your work. Let me hold back no reserve nor seek no surplus. Let me abandon today’s comfort and tomorrow’s safety.
My fellows, they toil. They are beset with woe. Let me stand next to them and turn my hands to their same labor. Let me give them the ease you have granted me.
Lord, you make my back strong; let me use it to carry a piece of the world.