Lord Jesus Christ,
pierce my soul with your love
so that I may always long for you alone,
who are the bread of angels
and the fulfillment of the soul's deepest desires.
May my heart always hunger and feed on you,
so that my soul may be filled with sweetness in your presence.
May my soul thirst for you,
who are the source of life, wisdom, knowledge, light
and all the riches of God our Father.
May I always seek and find you,
think about you, speak to you
and do everything for the honour and glory of your name.
Be always my hope, my peace, my refuge and help
in whom my heart is rooted
so that I may never separate from you.
~ written by Bonaventure, 13th century