Quote by Thomas Aquinas

A Prayer Before Study


Ineffable Creator,

Who, from the treasures of Your wisdom,

has established three hierarchies of angels,

has arrayed them in marvelous order

above the fiery heavens,

and has marshaled the regions

of the universe with such artfl skill,


You are proclaimed

the true font of light and wisdom,

and the primal origin

raised high beyond all things.


Pour forth a ray of Your brightness

into the darknened places of my mind;

disperse from my soul

the twofold darkness

into which I was born:

sin and ignorance.


You make eloquent the tongues of infants.

Refine my speech

and pour forth upon my lips

the goodness of Your blessing.


Grant to me

keenness of mind,

capacity to remember,

skill in learning,

subtlety to interpret,

and eloquence in speech.


May You

guide the beginning of my work,

direct its progress,

and bring it to completion.


You Who are true God and tru Man,

Who live and reign, world without end.



Author: Thomas Aquinas, Source: Raccolta #764, Pius XI Studiorum Ducem, 1923Saved by tabe218 in prayer study thomasaquinas 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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