Daily prayer of the Patriarch Elias Howayek :
My God, let me live and die pleasing You My Lord, be generous to me with the grace of your pleasure in me, for it is my only good, my only treasure, my pride, my life, My hope, my happiness and my only desire. It is my everything. Guide me and lead me And enlighten my mind with the light of your boundless wisdom, For I depend entirely on your mercy And on nothing else. All I desire is your good pleasure And nothing more. Amen.
Prayer of Patriarch Elias Howayek
On the occasion of his Ordination to the Priesthood
I bessech You, my God I beseech you, my God to grant me the grace to serve you according to your Providence. I desire from you your presence and your love, and the fire of your love filling my heart. Remove from it all leanings and all attachments displeasing to you. For I have consecrated my life and all I am to your service and love. Do with me as you will; you are my Lord, Master and God and I am your servant and creation molded by you. Yet I dare call myself only the least of your children; I call you my kind and caring Father. To you be glory and thanksgiving forever. Amen