Lord and Savior, true and kind,
Be the Master of my mind;
Bless, and guide, and strengthen still
All my powers of thought and will.
While I ply the scholar’s task,
Jesus Christ, be near, I ask;
Help the memory, clear the brain,
Knowledge still to seek and gain
Here I train for life’s swift race;
Let me do it in Thy grace;
Here I arm me for life’s fight;
Let me do it in Thy might.
Thou hast made me mind and soul;
I for Thee would use the whole;
Thou hast died that I might live;
All my powers to Thee I give.
Striving, thinking, learning, still,
Let me follow thus Thy will,
Till my whole glad nature be
Trained for duty and for Thee.
By Handley C.G. Moule
I prayed this prayer countless times through college, and found it a source of comfort, and a source of inspiration. You know, the Lord wants to help us with our everyday life, and that even includes school. I found out that if I studied and did my part, the Lord would help me remember at test time if I asked. He helped me with my homework, reports, lab assignments -- anything I needed help on, I could turn to the Lord. I encourage you to reach out to the Lord for help!
If you would like a copy of this prayer, here is a PDF version.
Sara McCaslin is an engineer, a computer scientist, and a freelance writer.