God, source of all wisdom and love,
we thank you for this day,
yet another gift given to us.
We thank you for the life, time and energy given to us this day.
Help us to utilize all these gifts responding to your love.
Enlighten our hearts and our minds
that we may cheerfully face the challenges of this day
with the power and wisdom we have received from your benevolent hands.
Lord God, of our ancestors,
as we desire to pursue our studies,
lead us from untruth to truth, darkness to light, from death to life.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.