I thank you all for your prayers, advice, and kind words, and I apologize for taking long to reply.
How did things go?
I managed to write about 18 pages in those 5 hours. A friend read over it as I was out cold in class - said it was amazing but apparently I missed some grammar errors and I somehow managed to spell education with a j (I'm studying to be a teacher). Second midterm was not bad, but the professor surprised us by making it all quotes that we had to identify and explain, so most of us are just a tad bit worried about that.
By the way, Erkohet.com has St. Gregory of Datev's prayer for students:
The prayer was wonderful thank you for sharing, I'll be sure to share it with others.
Lord, have mercy!
Remember....it's okay to fall, as long as you get back up and do your best to stay up!
We're all behind you!
Thanks for the support! The thing is, I say this to people a lot. I'm one of the Sunday School servants at my church, and I always stress hope and perseverance to everyone in all I say, yet I find that I don't even heed my own words. I feel as if I'm a hypocrite, one of the Pharisees rather, and I just get upset with myself. Once I get upset, instead of running towards the Lord as I should, I run away in shame, causing me to be even more upset, restarting the cycle. It's hard and I've been suffering for years because of this. I understand that it takes a long time, yet I sometimes feel that if it's taking this long, I must obviously be doing something wrong.