I spend a little time each week looking for interesting things for my children to write in their copybooks, usually based upon a theme. I will post them here each Sunday as a record for myself and as a help to any other family that wishes to use them.
As this is the first week of Great Lent, I will be asking the children to work on copying The Lenten Prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian. We will write it on nice paper and work on it slowly throughout the week. Once it is all written, we will decorate the paper and hang them up in a prominent spot.
O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk.
But give rather the spirit of chastity, 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.
The Lenten Prayer of Saint Ephrem