08 February 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day

Grant me, O Lord, enlightenment to recognize the wiles of my adversary, the hater of all good; for he places in my path countless multitudes of seductions and pitfalls - both profits and losses, the comforts of this age and carnal pleasures, the length of the present life, timidity in ascetic labors, slothfulness in prayer, sleep and rest for the body during the singing of psalms. -- St. Ephrem the Syrian, *A Spiritual Psalter* #67

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