Saturday, June 08, 2002

Tomorrow is June 9th, but it's a Sunday, so we do not get to celebrate Ephrem the Syrian, deacon and doctor, this year. But I'm not willing to wait a full year to post his prayer, to which I have been clinging in both the "Situation" and the "crisis." It may be a life preserver to others as well.

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust of power, and idle talk; but give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sins, and not to judge my brother, for thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.

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