Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Prayer: Ephrem the Syrian

Receive, O Lord, in heaven above
Our prayers and supplications pure;
Give us a heart all full of love
And steady courage to endure.
The holy name our mouths confess,
Our tongues are harps to praise thy grace.
Forgive our sins and wickedness,
Who in this vigil seek thy face.
Let not our song become a sigh,
A wail of anguish and despair.
In loving-kindness, Lord most high,
Receive tonight our evening prayer.