O Lord, our God and Creator, Who honor man in Your own image;
Who teach Your elect, so that those who heed Your teaching become wise; Who reveal wisdom to babes: open the heart, the mind, and the lips
of your child and servant, that he/she may receive the power of Your law,
and understand what will be taught to him/her, to the glory
of Your all-holy Name and the building-up of Your holy Church.
Grant that he/she may comprehend Your Will, and fulfill Your commandments. Deliver him/her from every oppression, evil thought, and desire. Amen.
Adapted from A Pocket Prayer Book for Orthodox Christians, Englewood,
N.J.: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 1980, p,121-122.
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