2.186. "When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every supplicant when he calleth upon me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way."
Bismillah Al- Rahmaan Al-Raheem
Dua'a Before Studying
Allahumma infa'nii bimaa 'allamtanii wa'allimnii maa yanfa'unii.
O Allah! Make useful for me what You have taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me.
Allahumma inii as'aluka fahmal-nabiyyeen wa hifthal mursaleen al-muqarrabeen.
O Allah! I ask You for the understanding of the Prophets and the memory of the Messangers, and those nearest to You.
Allahumma ija'al leesanee aamiran bi thikrika wa qalbi bi khashyatika.
O Allah! Make my tongue full of Your rememberance, and my heart with consciousness of You.
Innaka 'ala ma-tashaa-u qadeer wa anta hasbun-allahu wa na'mal wakeel.
O Allah! You do whatever You wish, and You are my Availer and best of aid.
Dua'a After Studying
Allahumma inni astawdeeuka ma qaratu wa ma hafaz-tu. Farudahu ilaya inda haajati ilaahi. Inaka alaa ma tashaa'u qadeer wa anta hasbeeya wa na'm al wakeel.
O Allah! I entrust You with what I have read and what I have studied. (Oh Allah!) Bring it back to me when I am in need of it. (Oh Allah!) You do whatever You wish,and You are my Availer and Protector, and the best of Aid.
Dua'a While Studying Something Difficult
Allahumma la sahla illa ma ja'altahu sahlan wa anta taj'al al huzna itha shi'ta sahlan
O Allah! Nothing is easy except what You have made easy. If You wish, You can make the difficult easy.
Dua'a For Anxiety
Allahumma inni a'oodhu bika minal-hammi wal hazan. Wa a'oodu bika minal-ghammi wal kasal. Wa a'oodu bika minal jubni wal bukhl. Wa a'oodhu bika mina ghalabat al-dayni wa qahr ar-rijaal.
O Allah! I seek refuge in You from worry and grief, from helplessness and laziness, from cowardice and stinginess, and from overpowering of debt and from oppression of men.
Dua'a For Distress
Allahumma rahmatuka arjoo fala takilnee ilaa nafsi tarfata a'ayn wa aslih lee sha'nee kullahu, laa ilaha illa anta.
O Allah! It is Your mercy that I hope for so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped except You
Dua'a For Distress and Grief (Taken from USC-MSA website)
This is based on the following saheeh hadith reported by Imaam Ahmed (Translation adapted from www.islan-qa.com; see question 1392)
The Messanger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said: "There is nobody who is afflicted with distress or grief and who says: "Allahumma inni a'abduka ibn a'bdika ibn amatika, naasiyati bi yadika maadin fiyya hukmuka 'adlun fiyya qadaa'uka, as'aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw a'alamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw anzaltahu fee kitabika aw asta'tharta bihi fee i'lm al ghaybi i'ndak an taja'al al Quraana rabee'a qalbi wa noora sadri wa jilaa'a huzni wa thahaaba hammi"
O Allah! I am Your slave, the son of Your slave, the son of Your maidservant, my forelock is in Your Hand, Your command over me is ever executed and Your decree over me is just. I as You by every name belonging to You, which You have named Yourself with, or which You have revealed in Your Book, or which You have taught to any of Your creation, or which You have perserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Quraan the life of my heart and the light of my chest, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety,"- but Allah will take away his distress and grief, and replace it with ease." He was asked,: O Messanger of Allah, should we not learn it?" He said, "Of course, whoever hears it should learn it."