12 March 2016

Prayer of St. Ephrem

Still prayed daily by devout Eastern Christians during the Lenten fast, and a worthy gift from the early centuries of the Church to be treasured by all the baptized:

O Lord and Master of my life, give me not the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust for power and idle talk.

But grant unto me, Thy servant, a spirit of chastity (integrity), 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.

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