Best Lenten Devotion for Transformation [a.k.a. Prayer of St. Ephrem]

The Prayer of St. Ephrem is the perfect prayer for the Lenten season. It teaches us what to leave behind, what to strive for, how to approach God, and how to overcome the shortcomings of others. Listen as Richaél Lucero goes through this four line prayer. She’ll highlight some of the ways the Prayer of St. Ephrem offers us the best devotion for this season.


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Prayer of Saint ephrem the Syrian

O Lord, and Master of my life,

give me not the spirit of slothful, faintheartedness, lust for power, and vain talking;


Instead, grant to me. Your servant, the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love;


O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own transgressions, and not judge my brother,

for You are blessed. Amen.


O God, cleanse me a sinner. x12

Quotes referenced

For what is chastity but a virtuous mind added to watchfulness over the body?

St. Cyprian

Everything we do, our every objective, must be undertaken for the sake of purity of heart…we must practice the reading of the Scripture, together with all the other virtuous activities… to hold our hearts free of the harm of every dangerous passion and in order to rise step by step to the high point of love.

St. John the Ascetic

Don’t judge someone for sinning differently than you do.


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