One of the brothers met an old man living on Mount Sinai and asked him, “Father, tell me, how should I pray; for I have done much to provoke God’s wrath.” The old man said to him, “My child, when I pray, this is what I say: ‘Lord, count me worthy to serve you as I once served Satan; and count me worthy to love you as I once loved sin.’”

– The Gerontikon

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