Prayer of St. Ephraim

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The Orthodox pray the Prayer of St. Ephraim during Great Lent is normally added to either morning or evening prayers. The prayer is punctuated with prostrations.

Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk.

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But give rather the spirit of soberness, humility, patience, and love to Your servant. 

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

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Glory to You, O Christ our God and our Hope, glory to You.

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