Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Prayer of St. Ephraim

Oh Lord and Master of my life
do not give me a spirit
of sloth, despair, lust of power and idle talk.
But give rather a spirit
of chastity, humility, patience and love to your servant.
Yes, Lord and King,
grant me to see
my own transgressions
and not to judge my brother.
For blessed are You unto ages of ages, amen.

1 comment:

Lauren S. said...

I just put this prayer on my blog today after reading it for the first time in Schmemann's Great Lent. Beautiful.

Just wanted to tell you, Alana, that your blog is a blessing to me and I really appreciate your honest posts.