Psalm 116: 10,15, 16-17, 18-19
World English Bible (WEB)
Second Sunday of Lent -- March 1, 2015
10 I believed, therefore I said,
“I was greatly afflicted.”
15 Precious in Yahweh’s sight is the death of his saints.
16 Yahweh, truly I am your servant.
I am your servant, the son of your servant.
You have freed me from my chains.
17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and will call on Yahweh’s name.
18 I will pay my vows to Yahweh,
yes, in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts of Yahweh’s house,
in the middle of you, Jerusalem.
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.