My sweetest Jesus, revive my listless spirit in You now, in Your death restore to me a life lived for You alone. Grant me a way of life corresponding worthily to the price of Your blood. Grant me a spirit that savors You, senses that sense You, a soul that understands Your will, virtue that perfects Your gracious purpose, stability that perseveres with You. And at the hour of death, open to me without delay the door of Your most gracious heart that through You I may merit entering without hindrance into the inner chamber of Your living love, where I may enjoy and have You. O true joy of my heart. Amen.
Gertrud the Great of Helfta, Spiritual Exercises – VII: Life in Death, line 577-587 (CF 49, p. 141f)