“When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, “No. He will be called John." Luke 1:59-60
Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38
O glorious Light, who sent the angels of the heights as messengers to earth, enlighten our hearts, that we may offer You adoration, thanks and praise. Maronite liturgy
Lord, enlighten with your word all those who honor your Church and guide them to knowledge of you. Maronite liturgy
And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
You loved the poverty of our humanity when you became man like us... give us a love of voluntary poverty, that we may be satisfied only with what is necessary for our existence. From the prayer of the ninth day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
O King of Great Counsel... Grant us sound judgment in all of our actions, that we may act in all wisdom and serve you all the days of our lives. From the prayer of the eighth day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
O Lord, you are one person who has two natures... grant us a living faith and good works in accordance with that faith. From the prayer of the seventh day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
We implore you, through your pure nativity... to grant us an insatiable hunger for your pure Body and Blood. From the prayer of the sixth day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.