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.


 


Amen.

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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