St Ephrem was born in AD 306 in Mesopotamia. He was a Syrian deacon who wrote hundreds of hymns and poems on the Christian Faith that inspired the whole Church.
He is the Patron Saint of spiritual directors and spiritual leaders.
Pray for Us, St Ephrem.
Prayer of St Ephrem:
O Lord and Master of my life,
give me not the spirit of laziness,
despair, lust of power, and idle talk.
But give rather the spirit of sobriety,
humility, patience and love to Thy servant.
Yea, O Lord and King,
grant me to see my own transgressions
and not to judge my brother,
for blessed art Thou unto ages of ages. Amen