Prayer of Ephrem
O Lord and Master of my Life,
Take away from me the spirit of laziness,
faint-heartedness, lust for power, and idle talk.
Instead grant me, your servant,
the spirit of purity, humility, patience, and love.
Yes, Lord and King,
give me the power to see my own faults
and not to judge my brother.
For You are blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.
—Ephrem the Syrian (306-373)