"Lord God, let us keep your Scriptures in mind
and meditate on them day and night,
persevering in prayer,
always on the watch.
We beg you, Lord,
give us real knowledge of what we read,
and show us not only how to understand it
but how to put it into practice
that we might obtain spiritual grace,
enlightened by the law of the Holy Spirit,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
whose power and glory will endure
throughout all ages.
- The prayer of St. Origen (AD 185-254)