For Illumination

O Lord, heavenly Father, in whom is the fullness of light and wisdom,

enlighten our minds by your Holy Spirit,

and give us grace to receive your Word with reverence and humility,

without which no one can understand your truth. 

For Christ’s sake, Amen.

John Calvin


O Lord, you have given us your Word

for a light to shine upon our path.

Grant us so to meditate on that Word,

and to follow its teaching

that we may find in it the light

that shines more and more

until the perfect day.

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.



Blessed Lord, you have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning-grant us that we may in such a way hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them; that by patience and comfort of your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our savior Jesus Christ. Amen

-Book of Common Prayer