THE Lenten Prayer...

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 Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King! Grant me to see my own errors and not to judge my brother; For Thou are blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.

Alexander Schmemann say this is THE Lenten prayer. "Of all lenten hymns and prayer, one short prayer can be termed the lenten prayer. Tradition ascribes it to one of the great teachers of spiritual life—St. Ephrem the Syrian."

I've been trying to pray it daily. It hit a little extra today and I thought I would share.

Peace Erik

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