Prayer Before Leaving for the Apostolate

Dear Lord, the Great Healer, I kneel before You, since every perfect gift must come from You. I pray, give skill to my hands, clear vision to my mind, kindness and meekness to my heart. Give me singleness of purpose, strength to lift up a part of the burden of my suffering fellow men, and a true realization of the privilege that is mine. Take from my heart all the guile and worldliness that with the simple faith of a child, I may rely on You. Amen.

– Mother Teresa