O Jesus, Saint Serapion the Scholastic often said: “The mind is purified by holy meditation and prayer, the spiritual passions of the soul by charity, and the irregular appetites by abstinence and penance.” I ask him to intercede for me in my efforts of self-purification. Inspire me to do penances that will help me overcome my sinful tendencies. Teach me to fast as a means of emptying myself of the desires of the flesh and the deceptions of the world, so that my life can be filled more fully with Your Holy Presence. Instill in my heart an unconditional love for all people and a longing to serve those around me. Saint Serapion the Scholastic, pray for me. Amen.
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