Here is a prayer of illumination, traditionally spoken before the reading and preaching of the Word. It comes from the Worship@North website.
Prayer of Illumination
(inspired by Mark 1:21-28)
all creation delights in your radiant presence of your Word.
May the authority of your Spirit
bring understanding into our confused minds
and truth into our troubled hearts,
that we may praise and serve Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
~ from a collection of prayers posted on the Worship@North website. https://northchurchindy.wordpress.com/