LORD:   DO NOT MAKE ME A CRUEL MAN SLAUGHTERING THE SHEEP, NOR A SHEEP SLAUGHTERED BY CRUEL MEN.
LORD:   HELP ME TO SAY THE WORD OF TRUTH IN FRONT OF THE POWERFUL, AND NOT SAY FALSEHOD IN ORDER TO GAIN THE APPLAUSE OF THE WEAK.
LORD:   IF YOU GIVE ME WEALTH, DO NOT TAKE AWAY MY HAPPINESS; AND, IF YOU GIVE ME POWER, DO NOT TAKE AWAY MY MIND.  IF YOU GIVE ME SUCCESS, DO NOT TAKE AWAY MY HUMILITY; AND, IF YOU GIVE ME HUMILITY, DO NOT TAKE AWAY MY DIGNITY.
LORD:   HELP ME TO SEE THE OTHER SIDE TO ANY SCENE, AND DO NOT LET ME ACCUSE MY FRIENDS BY BETRAYAL WHEN THEY DISAGREE WITH ME.
LORD:   TEACH ME TO LOVE OTHERS AS I LOVE MYSELF, AND TO JUDGE MYSELF AS I JUDGE OTHERS.
LORD: DO NOT LET ME FALL PREY TO PRIDE WHEN I SUCCEED, OR FALL INTO DESPAIR WHEN I FAIL.  REMIND ME ALWAYS THAT FAILURE IS THE TRIAL WHICH PROCEEDS SUCCESS.
LORD:   TEACH ME THAT FORGIVENESS IS THE HIGHEST RANK OF POWER; AND LOVE OF RETALIATION IS THE FIRST ASPECT OF WEAKNESS.
LORD:   IF YOU TAKE AWAY MY WEALTH, LEAVE ME WITH HOPE, AND IF YOU TAKE AWAY FROM ME SUCCESS, LEAVE ME WITH THE POWER OF STUBBORNNESS TO OVERCOME FAILURE; AND, IF YOU TAKE AWAY FROM ME HEALTH, LEAVE ME WITH FAITH.
LORD:   IF I HURT OTHERS, GIVE ME THE COURAGE TO APOLOGIZE, AND IF OTHERS HURT ME, GIVE ME THE COURAGE TO FORGIVE.
LORD:   IF I FORGET YOU, DO NOT FORGET ME.                      AMEN

(UNKNOWN AUTHOR, TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC BY FR. ATHANASIOS BITAR)