Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Give me, O Lord
A steadfast heart
Which no unworthy thought can drag downwards;
An unconquered heart
Which no tribulation can wear out;
An upright heart
Which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside.
Bestow upon me also,
O Lord my God,
Understanding to know Thee,
Diligence to seek Thee,
Wisdom to find Thee, and
A faithfulness that may finally embrace Thee;
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy Prayer
As we come together Lord help us to provide our children
with an education in the Catholic teaching tradition.
Keep us ever mindful that the decisions that we make
and the examples that we set
must be grounded in our mission
to inspire in our students
a life long thirst for knowledge, wisdom, and truth;
A desire to reach the full potential
which God intended for them;
and a recognition of the discipline of mind and heart
required for effective service to others in the love of God.
Open our minds and hearts to your will and your presence among us.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.