Mar 10, 2019

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 transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen.

St Ephraim the Syrian

The prayer begins by asking God to take away various sins, replacing them with corresponding virtues.

This is a very important part of Lent, as Lent is not a season entirely focused on purging oneself of sins,
but should also bring a person closer to practicing virtue.

St. Ephrem also asks God to reveal his own sins,
while not judging the sins of others.
Lent is a time for interior renewal,
when we do not seek to change others,
but only to change ourselves.

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