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The Prayer of St. Ephraim

13 February 2017

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The prayer of St. Ephraim is the Lenten prayer is said on Lenten weekdays at virtually every service, and in personal prayers as well. According to tradition, this prayer was written by Saint Ephraim in Syria in the fourth century.

“O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, vain curiosity, lust for power, and idle talk (prostration).
But give to me Thy servant a spirit of soberness, humility, patience, and love (prostration).
O Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not to condemn my brother: for blessed art Thou to the ages of ages. Amen. (prostration)”

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