September 30, 2016

Saint Ephrem of Syria on Prayer

Saint Ephrem
Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy.
— St. Ephrem

Pour into our hearts O Lord, we pray, the Holy Spirit, at whose prompting the Deacon St. Ephrem, "the Harp of the Holy Spirit", exulted in singing of your mysteries and from whom he received the strength to serve you alone.

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