Prayer for Preparation to Study

Lord, I know you are with me and love me.
Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.
Help me to focus on my books and notes, keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use of this time that is available to me.
Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying and help me to remember it when the time comes.
Above all, I thank you for the ability to be able to study and for the many gifts and talents you have given me.
Help me always to use them in such a way that they honour you and do justice to myself.

Amen.


Prayer before an Examination

Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value is not based on performance, but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with his test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.
As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything that I have studied and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in the facts and my ability, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.

Amen.