Prayer of St. Ephrem
Born at the beginning of the 4th century, St. Ephrem was a Deacon and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV. We can understand why he is the Patron saint of spiritual directors and spiritual leaders in his prayer:
O Lord and Master of my life, spare me from the spirit of apathy and meddling, of idle chatter and love of power.
Instead, grant to me, your servant, the spirit of integrity and humility, of patience and love.
Yes, O Lord and God, grant me the grace to be aware of my sins and not to judge others, for you are blessed, now and ever and forever. Amen.
St. Ephrem, pray for us!