A traditional formula of prayer before and after study

Before study

Come, Holy Ghost,
fill the hearts of Thy faithful 
and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.

℣. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created;
℟. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.
O God, who didst instruct the hearts of Thy faithful 
by the light of Thy Holy Ghost, 
grant that by the same Spirit 
we may be truly wise
and ever rejoice in His consolation. 
Through Christ our Lord.


Hail Mary

℣. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, loved and adored;
℟. May the Immaculate Heart of Mary be praised, loved and blessed.


After study

℣. Our help is in the name of the Lord;
℟. Who made heaven and earth.