Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord, Master of my life, grant that I may not be infected with the spirit of slothfulness and acquisitiveness, with the spirit of ambition and vain talking.

Grant instead to me your servant the spirit of purity and humility, the spirit of patience and neighborly love.

O Lord and King, betstow upon me the grace of being aware of my sins and of not thinking evil of those of my brethren.  For you are blessed for ever and ever.  Amen.

4 thoughts on “Prayer of St. Ephrem

  1. We Orthodox use this prayer during the Lenten season in our Vespers service as well as our weekly liturgy of the Presanctified gifts. It is a wonderful reminder of what life is all about.

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