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A Student's Lenten Prayer to Grow in Virtue - Bob Wiesner

A Student’s Lenten Prayer to Grow in Virtue

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Bob Weisner provides St. Ephraim’s prayer to recite and pray every day this Lent to grow in the virtues every student needs, including charity and patience.

Throughout the Great Fast, Eastern Christians make extensive use of the penitential prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian, proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XV in 1920.

Consider reciting and meditating upon this prayer every day this Lent; it is a powerful tool for growing in the virtues every student needs—namely, industriousness, charity, patience, and trust. What a blessing it would be if by Easter, we were all better students and better Christians!

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of laziness, despair, idle ambition and vain talk.

Give me rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love.

Indeed, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother, for blessed are You, now and ever and forever. Amen

May your Lenten spiritual exercises be fruitful these coming forty days!

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About Bob Wiesner

Bob Wiesner
Bob earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Christendom College and his M.A. in Theological Studies from Maryknoll School of Theology. His passions include classical music, iconography and history. Meet Bob
  • Karen Doll

    This is a lovely prayer for all teens and young adults :) Thank you for sharing this, Bob. Blessings!

  • opinionated

    Thank you for this!

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