Catholic Prayers

A Prayer at Exam's Time

Lord, as I face into examination time I turn once more to You asking for your blessing and assistance.


I ask you to give me peace of mind with a strong sense of work at this time.  


May I give myself space and time to revise and prepare to sit my examinations.  


Help me to keep focused on this task and not get too distracted by other aspects of my life. 


Keep me from getting into a panic and help me to do justice to all my work and preparations.  


On the days of my examinations keep me calm; help me to think clearly and understand what I am being asked and so to recall the study and work I have put in so far this past year. 


Above all Lord I ask that you will allow my efforts to bring about the life you have planned for me, may I be open to your vision of what you wish for me and may I accomplish this now and in my future life.



Prayer for Students

O Lord, You who give speech to the tongues of those  who cannot speak, fashion my words and pour upon my lips the grace of Your blessing.

Grant me keenness of intellect, capacity to retain, method and facility in learning, insight in understanding, and abundant grace of expression.

Instruct my beginning, direct my progress, and perfect the achievement of my work.


(St. Thomas Aquinas)