[Extra] Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

• Господи и Владыко живота моего,
дух праздности, уныния, любоначалия и празднословия
не даждь ми. (Земной поклон).
• O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk. (Prostration).
• Дух же целомудрия, смиренномудрия, терпения и любви,
даруй ми, рабу Твоему. (Земной поклон).
• But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant. (Prostration).
• Ей, Господи Царю,
даруй ми зрети моя прегрешения, и не осуждати брата моего, яко благословен еси во веки веков. Аминь. (Земной поклон).
• Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to
judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration).
• Боже, очисти мя грешнаго.
(12 раз, с поясными поклонами).
• O God, cleanse me, a sinner.
(12 times, with a bow made for each).
• (Потом всю молитву:)
Господи и Владыко живота моего, ...
(с одним земным поклоном в конце).
• (Then the entire prayer:)
O Lord and Master of my life, ... (with one prostration at the end).

"The Prayer of Saint Ephrem" is a prayer attributed to Saint Ephrem the Syrian and used during the Great Lent by the Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic Churches. In the Byzantine tradition, this prayer is considered to be the most succinct summation of the spirit of Great Lent and is hence the Lenten prayer par excellence, prayed during all Lenten weekday services.

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