O God, Love, who created me, recreate me in your love.
O Love, who have redeemed me, whatever I have neglected of your love, amend me for yourself and redeem me.
O God, Love, who with the blood of your Christ have ransomed me for yourself, sanctify me in your truth.
O God, Love, who have adopted me as your child, nourish, nourish me after your own heart.
O Love, who have chosen me for yourself and for no one else, make me, all of me, cling to you.
O God, Love, who have cherished me gratuitously, grant that I may cherish you with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength.
from Gertrude of Helfta’s Spiritual Exercises, V: Mystical Union (CF 49)