O, blessed Jesus, immortal and victorious, by the sorrow
you suffered when all the powers of your heart failed you;
have mercy on us and help us. Come to us, in the hour of our
darkness and in the day of our weakness, that laying hold of
you in the glory of life, we may be enfolded with you in the
light of eternity; for your own name's sake. Amen.
Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373)