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, an enquiring mind, and the ability to apply what I am learning in my life. This I ask in Jesus' name,