The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian|
Said at least once daily throughout Great Lent
O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power and idle talk.
But give, rather, the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to me, Thy servant.
Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see mine own transgressions and not
to judge my brother. For Holy art Thou unto the ages of ages.
Then is said:
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)