The Lenten Prayer of 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