Prayer for Enlightening the Mind
Enlighten me, good Jesus, with the brightness of internal light, and take
away all darkness from the habitation of my heart. Restrain my wandering
thoughts and suppress the temptations which attack me so violently. Fight
strongly for me, and vanquish these evil beasts -- the alluring desires of
the flesh -- so that peace may come through Your power and the fullness of
Your praise resound in the holy courts, which is a pure conscience.
Command the winds and the tempests; say to the sea: "Be still," and to the
north wind, "Do not blow," and there will be a great calm.
Send forth Your light and Your truth to shine on the earth, for I am as
earth, empty and formless until You illumine me. Pour out Your grace from
above. Shower my heart with heavenly dew. Open the springs of devotion to
water the earth, that it may produce the best of good fruits. Lift up my
heart pressed down by the weight of sins, and direct all my desires to
heavenly things, that having tasted the sweetness of supernal happiness, I
may find no pleasure in thinking of earthly things.
Snatch me up and deliver me from all the passing comfort of creatures, for
no created thing can fully quiet and satisfy my desires. Join me to
Yourself in an inseparable bond of love; because You alone can satisfy him
who loves You, and without You all things are worthless.