And to meditate upon them day and night.
I beg you to give me real understanding
of what I need,
that I in turn may put its precepts into practice.
Yet, I know that understanding and good intentions
unless rooted in your graceful love.
So I ask that the words of Scripture
may also be not just signs on a page,
but channels of grace into my heart.
Amen. (Origin, 184-253 AD)