The Dormition of St. Ephraim the Syrian 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)

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