Life of all creation.
Anointing the sick, cleansing body and soul,
Fill this body!
Sacred breath, Fire of love,
Sweetest taste, Beautiful aroma,
Fill this heart!
Filling the world,
from the heights to the deep,
Raining from clouds, filling rivers and sea,
Fill this mind!
Forgiving and giving,
uniting strangers, reconciling enemies,
Seeking the lost, and enfolding us together,
Fill these gathered here!
Bringing light into dark places, igniting praise,
Greatest gift, our Hope and Encourager,
Holy Spirit of Christ,
I praise you!
– Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179AD)