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A Student’s Prayer – by St. Thomas Aquinas

April 20, 2016

aquinasI first heard this prayer in a class that I took at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. At the beginning of the semester Fr. Chaz gave us this prayer on yellow card stock paper and we said it together at the beginning of each class. Shortly there after, I shared it with my Bible Study group.

It is a fantastic prayer. And since we are all students of life each and everyday, I think it is a good daily prayer for everyone. Make a copy for yourself and say it regularly. Pray for us St. Thomas Aquinas!


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
in which I have been born,
an 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 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.

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