My God, you have said that I am more blessed if I believe in you, than if I saw you. Enable me to believe as if I saw; let me have you always before me as if you were always bodily present. Let me ever hold communion with you, my hidden, but my living God.
You are in my innermost heart. Every thought of my mind, every good desire of my heart, is from the presence within me of the unseen God. By nature and by grace you are in me. I see you not in the material world except dimly, but I recognise your voice in my own intimate consciousness. If I am tempted to leave you, do not leave me. Amen.
– Bl. John Henry Newman