Laurentius de Voltolina [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, 14th century
Instruct my speech and touch my lips with graciousness;
make me keen to understand, quick to learn,
and able to remember;
and keep me finely tuned
to interpret your word,
for you are God for ever and ever.
Thomas Aquinas, 1225-1274, Roman Catholic philosopher and theologian
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed,
rightly handling the word of truth.