15 February 2010

A Beautiful Prayer for Lent

by St. Ephraim the Syrian:

O Lord and Master of my life!
Take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness,
lust of power, and idle talk.
But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility,
patience, and love to Thy servant.
Yea, O Lord and King!
Grant me to see my own errors
and not to judge my brother;
For Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.

1 comment:

Rosko said...

O God, cleanse me, a sinner!