Prayer of St. Ephraim

During Great Lent we add a prayer to the Vespers service from St. Ephraim:

Oh Lord and Master of my life do not give me a spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power and idle talk.
But give rather a spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to your servant.
Yes, Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother.
For blessed are You unto ages of ages, amen.

After each stanza of the prayer we make a Great Metania. This is great prayer of penance and also sets our mind aright as we continue this journey of Great Lent. Add this to your prayer routine of you do not already use it.
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