Ave Maria Meditations
Teach me, O Lord, how to meditate; teach me to pray: for I can do neither the one nor the other as I should and You alone can teach me. Give me ears to hear You in the reading and in the meditation; give me a tongue to speak with You in prayer. Inspire me with Your divine Spirit so that He may enable me to know the subject on which I should reflect, what I should say and ask, and how I should ask in order to obtain it.
Let the Holy Spirit teach me to groan in Your presence; or rather, may He Himself form in me those holy groanings which You always hear and never reject. Inspire me, O Lord, with a great love for Your divine truths and doctrines, so that when I read of them, I should understand and relish them. Open my mind and my heart; make me faithfully believe what You teach, and practice what You command.