O Lord and Master of my life, do not give me the spirit of
Laziness, meddling, self-importance and idle talk.
Instead, grace me, Your servant, with the spirit of modesty,
Humility, patience, and love.
Indeed, my Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults,
And not condemn my brothers and sisters, for You are blessed unto
ages of ages. Amen.
(a prayer of Ephraim of Edessa, translation by Fr James Silver, Drew University)