Lord, my heart is before you. I try, but by myself I can do nothing; do what I cannot. Admit me into the inner room of your love. I ask, I seek, I knock. You who made me seek, make me receive; you who gave the seeking, give the finding; you taught the knocking, open to my knock. . .
By you I have desire; by you let me have fulfillment. . . . Let me be filled with your love, rich in your affection, completely held in your care. Take me and possess me, wholly, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit are alone blessed to ages of ages. Amen.
~~Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033-1109)