from St. Paul of the Cross "I rejoice that God deprives you of all satisfaction, to learn to serve God with more purity of intention. Oh, how good it is to stay on the Cross with Jesus, without seeing him and without enjoying him. This is the short way to arrive at that happy death to all that is created, to live in the Uncreated and Immense Good."
Lord, I want my life to be lived in service to you without regard for earthly rewards. Let my intentions always be pure and my actions reflect the depth of my faith. Forgive me for seeking superficial satisfactions when I should be concerned only with pleasing you. Let my heart be at peace when I am in union with you. Teach me to find refuge in you always.