Healing of a bleeding women Rome, Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, 4th century
O Lord our God,
grant us to desire you with all our heart,
that so desiring, we may seek and find you;
and so finding you we may hate those sins
from which you have redeemed us;
for the sake of Jesus Christ.
I beg you, most loving Saviour,
to reveal yourself to us,
that knowing you
we may desire you,
that desiring you
we may love you,
that loving you
we may ever hold you
in our thoughts.