How to conquer pride?

If you want to conquer pride, then whatever you do, say not that you do it by your own labours, or with your own strength. But if you fast or stand vigil or sleep on the bare ground or sing psalms, or serve in the altar or do a great number of prostrations, say that it was done with God’s help and protection, not by your own strength and effort.

St. Ephraim the Syrian, Spiritual Psalter #117

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