O Lord, take my ears and hear through them,
take my hands and use them,
take my lips and speak through them,
take my eyes and smile through them,
take my heart and mind and will,
and use them as lamps of love,
by which your light may shine in all
the darkness of this suffering world.
~Modern prayer, anonymous
In the Service of All
The Lord of Love shines in the heart of all.
Seeing him in all creatures, the wise
Forget themselves in the service of all.
The Word is their joy, the Lord is their rest;
Such as they are the lovers of the Lord.
~From the Mundaka Upanishad (600-300BCE), India