O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despondency, lust of power, and idle
talk; But grant rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to thy servant.
Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother; for
blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.
The Prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian