Speak Lord, for your servant is listening. Incline my heart to Your words and let Your speech come upon me as dew upon the grass. If I hear Your voice, may I not be condemned for hearing the word and not following it, for knowing it and not loving it, for believing it and not living it. Speak then LORD, for your servant listens. For You have the words of eternal life. Speak to me to comfort my soul and to change my whole life. In turn, may I give You praise and glory and honour. Now and forever. Amen.
(abbreviated prayer by Thomas a Kempis)