Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Lenten Prayer

A Daily Prayer

Our Byzantine rite brothers and sisters will use this prayer every day during Lent. It is attributed to an early Church Father, Saint Ephrem of Syria.

O Lord of my life, take away from me the  spirit of laziness, faintheartedness, ambition and idle talk. But grant me rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love. Yes, O Lord and King! Grant me to see my own sins and faults and not to judge my neighbor, for you are truly blessed forever. Amen.

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