Psalm 51: 3-4, 12-13, 14-15
World English Bible (WEB)
Fifth Sunday of Lent -- March 22, 2015
3 For I know my transgressions.
My sin is constantly before me.
4 Against you, and you only, have I sinned,
and done that which is evil in your sight;
that you may be proved right when you speak,
and justified when you judge.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation.
Uphold me with a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways.
Sinners shall be converted to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, the God of my salvation.
My tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 Lord, open my lips.
My mouth shall declare your praise.
Prayer of St. Ephraem of Syria - 4th Century
O Lord and Master of my life
Remove from me the spirit of sadness, despair, thirst for power and vain talk.
Instead, grant me Your servant,
The spirit of prudence, humility, patience and love.
Indeed, O Lord and King,
grant that I see my own sins and not judge my brother,
for You are blessed unto ages of ages.