Pierce, O most sweet Lord Jesus, my inmost soul with the most joyous and
healthful wound of Thy love, and with true, calm and most holy apostolic
charity, that my soul may ever languish and melt with entire love and
longing for Thee, may yearn for Thee and for thy courts, may long to be
dissolved and to be with Thee.
Grant that my soul may hunger after Thee, the Bread of Angels, the
refreshment of holy souls, our daily and super substantial bread, having
all sweetness and savor and every delightful taste.
May my heart ever hunger after and feed upon Thee, Whom the angels
desire to look upon, and may my inmost soul be filled with the sweetness
of Thy savor; may it ever thirst for Thee, the fountain of life, the
fountain of wisdom and knowledge, the fountain of eternal light, the
torrent of pleasure, the fullness of the house of God;
may it ever compass Thee, seek Thee, find Thee, run to Thee, come up to
Thee, meditate on Thee, speak of Thee, and do all for the praise and
glory of Thy name, with humility and discretion, with love and delight,
with ease and affection, with perseverance to the end; and be Thou alone
ever my hope, my entire confidence, my riches, my delight, my pleasure,
my joy, my rest and tranquility, my peace, my sweetness, my food, my
refreshment, my refuge, my help, my wisdom, my portion, my possession,
my treasure; in Whom may my mind and my heart be ever fixed and firm and
rooted immovably. Amen.
–Prayer of St. Bonaventura