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
During this blessed Lent may we meditate on your passion, carry your cross and follow you, that we may reach the glory of your resurrection. Maronite Liturgy
With joy and pleasure we welcome this time of penance, crying: Come in peace, blessed Lent, which cleans bodies and purifies souls. Maronite Liturgy
Let it be proclaimed from the mountain tops: Behold, the merciful Doctor comes; you who are fasting, covered with wounds and sins, offer him praise. Maronite Liturgy
Blessed is the one who implores God with a broken heart, for the Lord listens to the humble.
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.
O Christ, our God, King of the universe, the life of souls and bodies,
You have borne our faults and sins to make of us children of God and heirs of the kingdom. Maronite Liturgy
By fasting and prayer the fathers mortified their human passion so that you alone might live in them.