O Christ, how sweet is our fasting, how delicious is your doctrine. He who fasts with faith inherits the kingdom. Maronite Liturgy
This time is a time of fasting, repentance and prayer, when we must take you for our model and walk in your steps. It is a sacred time when we receive grace and mercy. Maronite Liturgy
Prophets and messengers fasted, and drew closer to God. Our Lord fasted and saved the Church, giving his body as a food and his blood as a drink. Come, let us offer glory to him. Maronite Liturgy
O God, during this blessed Lent raise our thoughts to you,
draw us away from the mire of sin, and strip us of every bad intention.
Send upon our spirits your heavenly light that we may be enlightened during this Lent.
By fasting and prayer the fathers mortified their human passion so that you alone might live in them.
Christ our God, you fasted and opened for us the way to life and victory;
accept our prayer, extend your right hand and bless us.