Prayer Before Studying

Heavenly Father prepare my heart I pray and help me to be diligent in my studies. I ask that my mind would be receptive to the truths that I am learning and that I would be able to retain and recall what I am reading and come to a deeper understanding of all that I am learning.
Give me a keen desire to study, a heightened understanding of what I am learning and develop in me the ability to remain alert in spirit, soul and body during this time of intense concentration. And Lord I pray that You would develop in me a teachable spirit and an enquiring mind and the ability to apply what I am learning in my life – this I ask in Jesus name,