"There is no sanctity if you, Lord, withdraw your hand. Wisdom is of no avail, if you cease to govern us. Strength is of no help, if you cease to conserve it. Chastity is no longer secure, if you cease to preserve it.
A guard upon ourselves will be useless, if your holy vigilance is lacking. Because, if we are abandoned, we sink and perish; but if you visit us, we are uplifted and we live. For we are also inconstant, but through you we become strong; we are tepid, but you inflame us."