Lord God and Master of my life,
take away from me the spirit of laziness, despair, lust of power, and cheap talk.
Replace it with your Spirit of faithfulness, humility, patience, and love.
Yes, O Lord and King,
Help me to see my own fault and sin,
And not to judge my brother.
Blessed are You, for all eternity.
– St Ephraim of Syria 324-373AD?