O Lord and Master of my life,
give me not the spirit of sloth, despair,
lust for power and idle talk.
But grant unto me, Thy servant,
a spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love.
Yea, O Lord and King,
grant me to see mine own faults and not to judge my brother.
For blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.
--Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian