Creator of all things,
true source of Light and Wisdom, 
lofty source of all Being, 
graciously let a ray of 
Your Brilliance penetrate into the darkness 
of my understanding and take from me the 
double darkness in which I have been born; 
sin and ignorance. 
Give me a sharp sense of understanding, 
a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp 
things correctly and fundamentally.  
Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations, 
and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. 
Point out the beginning, direct the progress, 
help in the completion.

Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord