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Prayer for Preparation to Study
Lord, I know you are with me and love me.
Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.
Help me to focus on my books and notes,
keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use
of this time that is available to me.
Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying ,
and help me to remember it when the time comes.
Above all, I thank you for the ability to be able to study
and for the many gifts and talents you have given me.
Help me always to use them in such a way
that they honour you and do justice to myself. Amen
Prayer Before an Examination
Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value
Is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.
As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied
and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focussed and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability,
and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me. Amen
prayers for study groups
We’ve found the following suggestions helpful for leading prayers for study groups. Does your Bible study have a special prayer tradition or use an opening or closing prayer that you especially like? Let us know if you’d like to share it here with other Catholic study groups.
Turning to God’s Word takes advantage of a number of avenues to provide high-quality Bible study materials to individuals and parish groups. Our free online resources include a daily Scripture reflection and inspirational quote about Scripture on our home page, how to start individual or group Bible study, online study directories with access to videos and other resources, and our weekly e-column, Lost in Translation. Our printed full-length Catholic Bible studies can be purchased from our website shop, and we also offer occasional short seasonal Bible studies free online, as well as other helpful Bible study resources.
how to compose prayers based on Scripture
Here are four simple steps to aid in composing a prayer related to a section of the Bible that you’ve been reading and about which you’ve been meditating. The process may be used for group or private prayer based on biblical reflection:
1. Address God by one of his many titles, preferably one that relates to the Scripture passage you’ve been studying.
2. Tell God something about himself related to the Scripture passage.
3. Present a personal petition related to your meditation of the same Scripture passage.
4. Close your prayer through Jesus Christ.
Here’s a sample prayer based on the seventh chapter of the Gospel According to John.
Heavenly Father and all-seeing God,
you sent your Son as a light to shine in our darkness. Help us to listen to what Jesus is saying to us, and to act on your Word so that rivers of living waters might flow from our hearts. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
opening prayer suggestions
Lord Jesus, You promised to send your Holy Spirit to teach us all things.
As we read and study your word today, allow it truly to touch our hearts and to change our lives. Amen.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created,
and you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy his consolations. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, send forth your Spirit to enlighten our minds
and dispose our hearts to accept your truth. Help us to listen to one another with openness and honesty, eager to learn from the talents and intuitions that you have given each of us. Never let differences of opinion diminish our mutual esteem and love. May we leave this meeting with more knowledge and love for you and your Son. In the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Participants in the Bible study place their written prayer intentions in a prayer box. Paper and pens are kept by the box. Before closing, the group says the following prayer, and afterward one member takes the prayers and puts them by the altar in the chapel with other prayers that people attending daily Mass pray over each morning.
Lord, we ask that you hear the prayers unspoken in our hearts
and those written and placed in our prayer box. We pray especially for peace and reconciliation in the hearts of those in conflict . . . Lord, hear our prayer. For healing and strength for those who are in need of your mercy . . . Lord, hear our prayer. For the repose of the souls of our loved ones . . . Lord, hear our prayer. For courage and guidance . . . Lord, hear our prayer. Surround our family and friends with your love and help them to grow closer to you. . . . Lord, hear our prayer. And for all those who have no one to prayer for them . . . Lord, hear our prayer. We thank you for answered prayers and for graces received. Fill us with your presence and help us to be faithful bearers of your light. We ask this through the compassion of Jesus your Son, our Lord and Teacher. Amen.
Information, which is necessary not only to master,but also to analyze, it becomes more and more. The rate of transformation of society has grown so much that our students are increasingly “stalled”. It is difficult and difficult for them. Because many need prayer for study. The students themselves are crying out to the Lord, with their students, and their parents. Let’s figure out how to ask the higher powers for support. Who will approach a conspiracy to study, and who will feel better during prayer.
Why do you need help?
An important point. Praying for study will not help lazy people and muddleheads. It is necessary not only to rely on the saints, but also to think about their behavior. This is not a piece of moralizing, but a real approach to the topic. How, interestingly, will knowledge be acquired if a person does not want to read, even listen to what the teacher tells him? Do not think that the Lord has a special machine that forms neural connections in the brain. This is silly. Help from above comes all for another. We can not learn knowledge often because there are too many of them. The abundance of information causes nervousness, even depression. What kind of knowledge is there in such a state?
In addition, children are often lost, can notanswer because of self-doubt. They know the material and understand it, but the words do not come from the language. In such cases, prayer for study will definitely help. To support the spirit of man, to guide him imperceptibly and to reassure the Lord and His angels. That’s why they exist to take care of us, the inhabitants of the earth. That’s what they are turning to those forces in which a person believes. The latter is very important. Why pray in the void? The space to which you are addressing must be filled with the essence.
Prayer for a good study
Let’s talk now about practice. People are interested often, but to whom should they be treated correctly? Do you need a saint to ask or the Lord? In fact, prayer for study is read with love and trust. After all, you are waiting for an answer in the form of necessary spiritual help. Who causes such feelings? The Lord and his faithful adepts. Therefore, it does not matter who to mention in the texts. All prayers to the Lord go away. But only in the case when sincerity is filled with faith. Do you remember the parable of the Pharisee and publican? The meaning is not in the texts, but in the soul. Therefore, it is necessary for a student not to slip a piece of paper with prayer, but to wash it away. With parents the same.
Not understanding that you mumble, you will not reach the Throne.Lord. Below are the texts of the prayers. They can be fully used, preliminarily considered. The essence of the words is to ask the saints to direct the disciple to the road leading to God. So that the explorer of new knowledge can rise in thoughts and spirit to the level of information received. It should not be used to harm others, but for the benefit of humanity.
The text of the prayer
For the student:
- “Preemptive Lord! Send Thy servant (name) the grace of the Holy Spirit. Let the strength be strengthened, so that, in addition to the teacher and teacher of knowledge, you can grow to your glory, parental comfort. To become useful to the Fatherland and the Church. Amen!”
Nothing terrible will happen if you change the text a little, leaving its meaning untouched. Prayer before the exam:
- “Jesus Christ! Bless Thy servant (name) before the trial. Let us help our own, so that I overcome all obstacles and achieve the success of the desired. To You, Lord, Fatherland and me useful! Amen!”
Here is the same. Do not rest on the text. Especially when other words come from the soul. You yourself talk to the Lord, decide what to ask.
Who will not help prayers?
Not everyone is being brought up in faith today. There are atheistic families. Some people do not think about such things at all. Therefore, prayer for help in learning is not for everyone. It is built on faith. We emphasize, not on words, but on feelings. It does not arise from scratch. And pray, when you do not take God with your soul, it is not worth it. There are other methods. A few words about representatives of other faiths. They sometimes turn to Orthodox saints. There is no prohibition here. God is One. Do I have to go to the temple? This question is personal. No one will tell you firmly that you should do this, not otherwise. But it is advisable sometimes to drop in at the church. There is a special atmosphere, which has a positive effect on the nervous system, and on the level of trust in the Lord.
Conspiracy to study
What should one do to whom people call Thomas?unbelievers? This also does not raise any problems. Folk wisdom gave birth to a lot of advice and recommendations. If you believe in them, then practice conspiracy to study. It is recommended to read it in the evening. It is necessary to write on a blank sheet of paper, to what success seek. Do this in detail, taking into account the level of your own potential. That is, a solid troechnik undesirable to swing a gold medal. Meaning? To think over the text follows by candlelight. Leave the sheet in an envelope. Seal the wax from the candle. So say:
- “This message is my sincere desire. Let it come true, everything in school without barriers is obtained! Amen!”
Place the cooked magic bag under the pillow and go to bed. Repeat the ritual when a failure occurs or the level of progress increases. Burn the old package.
When you turn to those forces in which you believe,for help, remember that they will not cram for you. It’s a man’s business. The higher entities support morally and spiritually. They contribute to the emergence of a sense of self-confidence, an increase in the speed of thinking and reaction. God is triune in Christians. Now, we get the answer in the realm of the Spirit. That is, where a person has creative abilities. And the memory and skills should be independently formed and trained! Good luck and success in study!
Traditional Prayer Before Torah Study
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם
אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצוֹתָיו וְצִוָנוּ לַעַסוֹק בְּדִבְרֵי תּוֹרָה
Baruḥ Atah Adonai, Elohaynu Meleḥ Ha’olam,
Asher Kideshanu B’mitzvotav V’tzivanu La’asok B’divray Torah.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, Spirit of the universe,
Who makes us holy with Your mitzvot and
gives us the mitzvah of busy-ing with matters of Torah.
Additional Prayer Before Study
by Rabbi Pamela Frydman
נְבָרֵךְ אֶת עֵין הָחַיִים, נִשְׁמָתֵינוּ, רוּחַ חֵי הָעוּלָמִים
שֶׁקִדְשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתֶךָ, וְקֵרָבְתָנוּ בְּאַהֲבָה וּבְיִרְאָה
דֶרֶךְ עִיוּן וְלִמוּד תּוּרָה
N’varayḥ et Ayn haḥayim, nishmataynu, Ru’aḥ Ḥay ha’olamim, shekideshanu b’mitzvoteḥa, v’kyravtanu b’ahavah uv’yirah, dereḥ iyun v’limud Torah.
We bless the no-thing-ness of life, our breath, spirit of the universe,
Who makes us holy with your mitzvot and brings us closer with love and awe,
Through meditation and study of torah.
Prayer To Be Recited After Study
by Rabbi Pamela Frydman
כְּמוֹ שֶׁמְבָרְכִים אֶת עֵין הָחַיִים, כֵּן מְבוֹרָכִים אֲנַחְנוּ
יְהִי רָצוֹן שֶׁחַיֵנוּ יִהְיוּ מְלֵאִים, שֶׁכַוָונוֹתֵינוּ יִהיוּ טְהוֹרִים
שֶׁמָחֶשְׁבוֹתֵינוּ וּמָעֲשֵׂנוּ יִגְרְמוּ לְשִׁינוּיִים חִיוּבִיִים
Kemo shemevarḥim et ayn haḥayim, kayn mevoraḥim anaḥnu.
yehi ratzon sheḥayaynu yih’yu m’lay’im,
sheḥavanotaynu yih’yu tehorim,
yigremu leshinu’yim ḥiyuvi’im umashma’uti’im be’olamaynu.
As we bless the source of life, so we are blessed.
May our lives be full, may our intentions be pure, may our thoughts and actions
make a positive and meaningful difference in the world around us.