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Prayer Before Intellectual Work

Saint Thomas Aquinas praying before starting his intellectual labor.
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Ineffable Holy Spirit,
You are the only source of wisdom, science and intelligence.
Fill my reason with the splendor of Your Truth
and my heart with the fire of Your Love.
Grant me:
Patience, to carry my Cross;
Purity, to harness my passions;
Studiousness, to dedicate myself to my work;
Tenacity, to ask myself questions;
Perspicacity, to understand;
Memory, to remember;
Humility, to correct my errors;
Suavity, to express myself.
I ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti. Amen.

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