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A Prayer for Lent: St. Ephraim of Syria

Ephrem the SyrianO Lord and Master of my life,
take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk, but grant rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.

Yea, O Lord and King,
grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen.

-Saint Ephraim of Syria

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