O Lord, who is the fountain
of all wisdom and learning,
you have given me the years
of my youth to learn
the arts and skills necessary
for an honest and holy life.
Enlighten my mind,
that I may acquire knowledge.
Strengthen my memory
that I may retain what
I have learnt.
Govern my heart,
that I may always
be eager and diligent in my studies.
And let your Spirit of truth,
judgment and prudence
guide my understanding,
that I may perceive how everything
I learn fits into your holy plan
for the world.

-John Calvin