Evil desires (Sir 23:4-23:6)

“O Lord!

Father!

God of my life!

Do not give me

Haughty eyes!

Remove from me

Evil desire.

Let not gluttony

Overcome me!

Let not lust

Overcome me!

Do not surrender me

To a shameless soul!”

Sirach prayed to the Lord, the Father, and God of his life once again. He did not want proud eyes. He did not want evil desires. He did not want to have gluttony or lust. He did not want to live with a shameless soul.

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