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.