O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, the lust for power, and idle talk.
Give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to your servant.
O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own transgressions and not judge my brother, for blessed are you for all ages. Amen.
This prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian is a fitting reflection for the close of the day, as we notice blessings as well as those times when our love was too small.