Prayer before study or instruction
the true fountain of light and only author of all knowledge;
deign, we beseech thee,
to enlighten our understanding,
and to remove from us all darkness of sin and ignorance.
Thou who makest eloquent the tongues of those who lack utterance,
direct our tongues and our on our lips the grace of thy blessing.
Give us a diligent and obedient spirit,
quickness of apprehension,
capacity of retaining,
and the powerful assistance of thy holy grace;
that what we hear or lean
we may apply to thy honor
and the eternal salvation of our own souls. Amen