This is a great prayer to say before reading Scripture. I often ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate the Scriptures for me before I begin to study them. 2 Corinthians 3 teaches us that we all have veils over our faces that keep us from seeing the truth. When we put our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit “give us freedom” and “removes the veil” as stated in verse 16. He removes the barrier to seeing God. I need the Holy Spirit to open my eyes so that I can see God, his ways, and his truth.