Sunday, September 01, 2013

Student"s Prayer

Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, 
Origin of all being
Graciously let a ray of Your light 
penetrate the darkness of my understanding.
Take from me the double darkness into which I have been born~
the obscurity of sin and ignorance.
Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, 
and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally
Grant me the talent of being exact in all my explanations
and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm.
Point out the beginning, 
direct the progress and help in the completion.
I ask this through Christ, Our Lord.
This prayer was written by Saint Thomas Aquinas