Completing one’s education can be a challenging but fulfilling endeavor. A selection from My Orthodox Prayer Book offers hardworking students some much-needed spiritual comfort on their individual academic journeys:
“Christ my Lord, the Giver of light and wisdom, who opened the eyes of the blind man and transformed the fishermen into wise heralds and teachers of the gospel; through the coming of the Holy Spirit, shine also in my mind the light of the grace of the Holy Spirit.
“Grant me discernment, understanding and wisdom and learning. Enable me to complete my assignments and to abound in every good work, for to You I give honor and glory. Amen.”
Above all, Lord, help us to remember that life is an educational experience, one during which we never stop learning.For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are a way of life. (Proverbs 6:23)
Rabbi, bless and guide us on our academic and spiritual quests for knowledge.