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Prayer of St. Symeon the Metaphrastes
O You who graciously give your flesh to me as food,
but rather pass through all the parts of my body,
Burn, O Good Lord, the thorns of my transgressions,
Chasten me, purify me, control all my passions.
Show me how to be a tabernacle of your Holy Spirit,
I bring to You all the saints,
O my Christ and my God,
for You alone are the sanctification
"You have vouchsafed me, O Lord,
"Therefore I am your transparent
"I venerate you and I fear you,
"I who am but straw,
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