Prayer for Students
O Eternal Father and Incarnate Word, through the Gifts and Fruits of your Holy Spirit, enlighten and perfect my intellect, will and affections that in all things I may be what your Divine Wisdom intended me to be, a Bearer of Christ to all. Illuminate, therefore, my intellect with supernatural faith; strengthen my will with supernatural hope; and inflame my heart with your Divine Love. Create in me Christ-like ideals, attitudes, appreciations and habits that will enable me to think, judge, and act so as to be like your Immaculate Mother, a Bearer of Christ to all. Give me the necessary skills and docility to earn an honest living; prudence to direct and guide my understanding; justice to regulate my will in respecting the rights of others; temperance to control my desires and appetites; and fortitude to defend and practice your Way, your Truth, and your Life, thus being like Saint Joseph, a Bearer of Christ to all. Teach me to be modest and chaste in regard to myself and others; to be joyfully respectful and obedient to my parents, teachers, ecclesiastical and civil superiors. Thus, by your grace will I grow in the Stature of Christ, in wisdom and age, and be a Bearer of Him to all. O most Holy Trinity, dwelling in my soul, make me realize that I cannot thus live without the supernatural life of grace that comes through frequent reception of the sacraments, through my offering with the Priest of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, through my daily prayers and through sacrifices and mortification on my part. Through your grace only will I, therefore, put on the image of Christ so that through Him, and with Him, and in Him, I shall advance the Peace of Christ in the Reign of Christ, and be an eternal Bearer of Him to all my brothers and sisters.