The Spirit of Lent


The Prayer of St. Ephrem
O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despondency, lust for power and idle talk.

(Prostration)
But grant unto me, Thy servant, a spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love.(Prostration)
Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see mine own faults and not to judge my brothers and sisters. For blessed art Thou unto ages of ages. Amen.(Prostration)
O God, cleanse Thou me a sinner

(12 times, with as many bows, and then again the whole prayer from the beginning throughout, and after that one great prostration)
St Ephraim the Syrian

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