Prayer of Evagrios the Solitary – O Good One, grant unto me purification of the passions …

O Good One, grant unto me purification of the passions,

deliverance from ignorance and forgetfulness,

deliverance from all temptation, trial and dereliction,

only Thy righteousness, virtue, the spiritual knowledge of Thy kingdom,

and whatsoever else Thou deemest best for me.

Evagrios the Solitary, “On Prayer,” # 38, 39, The Philokalia, Vol. 1, G. E. H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, Kallistos Ware (trs, eds), p. 60 (adapted as a prayer by David C. Patton).

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One Response to “Prayer of Evagrios the Solitary – O Good One, grant unto me purification of the passions …”

  1. helen says:

    Thank you, Father, for this beautiful prayer!

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