On the one hand, O Lord, it is good for us to ask you for explanations of your teachings that we don’t understand. Give us the willingness to do so.
On the other hand, O Lord, it is good for us to hear your question to us when you ask why we have not made the progress in our understanding that we should by now have made. Give us the willingness to do so.
In all circumstances and in every way, O Lord, increase our understanding.
“But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this parable to us.’ Then he said, ‘Are you also still without understanding?’” (Matthew 15:15-16)