Wisdom, Wisdom…

So today @ church the William & Mary students received the ‘blessing of the brains’ before they hunker down into exams this week.  Fr. Glass used the following prayer from Saint Thomas Aquinas.  (It’s actually quite relevant for all of us – i ask God for wisdom daily, sometimes hourly!  : )

“Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth Your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself. Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion. This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever.  Amen.”

CCM windowgrace, peace & wisdom


p.s. photo brought to you by Virginia’s new iPhone taken this morning of a CCM chapel window. Thought it was kinda cool – candle-light in the bright daylight.  : )

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2 Responses to Wisdom, Wisdom…

  1. faith2426 says:

    Beautiful photo – beautiful prayer. Thanks for sharing. I often pray much the same thing, but these words are beautiful. A keeper!

    Sent from my iPad


    • Virginia says:

      Faith, thanks so much for your comment, Glad to find another wisdom groupie (ie, recognizing our need to ask God for lots!! : ) Big blessings to you(!) May we both grow by using this prayer (evidence of it already @ work – i actually remembered it was Thomas Aquinas vs. Bernard of Clairvaux who also received a mention..)
      grace, peace & WISDOM – VA : )

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