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St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
872 N. 29th St. Boise, ID
an American parish of the Russian Orthodox Church


The Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

 

O Lord and Master of my life,

a spirit of idleness, despondency, ambition,

and idle talking give me not.

But rather a spirit of chastity,

humble-mindedness, patience, and love

bestow upon me thy servant.

Yea, O Lord King,

grant me to see my own sins

and not condemn my brother;

for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages.

Amen.