O Lord and Master of my life!
Take from me the spirit of sloth,
despair, lust of power, and idle talk;
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.
– St. Ephrem the Syrian