In confidence of Thy goodness and great mercy, O Lord, I draw near unto
Thee, as a sick person to the healer, as one hungry and thirsty to the
fountain of life, a creature to the creator, a desolate soul to my own
tender comforter. Behold, in Thee is all whatsoever I can or ought to
desire; Thou art my salvation and my redemption, my hope and my
strength. Rejoice therefore this day the soul of Thy servant; for unto
Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul. Amen.
“Thomas à Kempis