Friday, June 09, 2006

Feast of St. Ephraem of Syria

Dominicanus, I may have missed your feast day in the Old Calendar, but at least I remembered the in the new:

The Prayer of St. Ephr[a]em:

Lord Jesus Christ, King of Kings, You have power over life and death.
You know what is secret and hidden, and neither our thoughts nor our feelings are concealed from You.
Cure me of duplicity; I have done evil before You.
Now my life declines from day to day and my sins increase.
O Lord, God of souls and bodies, You know the extreme frailty of my soul and my flesh.
Grant me strength in my weakness, O Lord, and sustain me in my misery.
Give me a grateful soul that I may never cease to recall Your benefits, O Lord most bountiful.
Be not mindful of my many sins, but forgive me all my misdeeds.
O Lord, disdain not my prayer - the prayer of a wretched sinner;
sustain me with Your grace until the end, that it may protect me as in the past.
It is Your grace which has taught me wisdom; blessed are they who follow her ways,
for they shall receive the crown of glory.
In spite of my unworthiness, I praise You and I glorify You,
O Lord, for Your mercy to me is without limit.
You have been my help and my protection.
May the name of Your majesty be praised forever.
To you, our God, be glory.

1 comment:

aaron said...

This is the Ephraem without the 'OP'.