Maronite Prayers

Our Father

Our Father who are in Heaven,

Hallowed be your name;

your kingdom come;

your will be done

on earth as it is in heaven,

Give us this day our daily bread;

And forgives us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

And lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom the power and the glory are yours,

now and forever. Amen.

 

 

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace!

The Lord is with you.

Blessed are you among women,

and blessed is the fruit of your womb,

Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 

 

Prayer of Praise (Doxology)

† Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit now and forever.

Amen.

 

 

Trisagion

Holy are you, O God!

Holy are you, O Strong One!

Holy are you O Immortal One!

(said three times)

 

Have mercy on us!

 

 

The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!

 

 

Prayer Before a Meal

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O Lord God, may your blessing † and prosperity

come down upon this meal prepared by your worshipers,

and bestow upon those who partake of it

the abundance of your favors.

Amen.

 

Prayer After a Meal

May food abound and never fail;

may it remain plentiful,

through the prayers of Our Lord’s Mother,

and the prayers of the righteous and just,

who pleased the Lord with their deeds.

O Lord,

you are a good God,

and we praise and thank you,

Father Son, and Holy Spirit,

now and for ever. Amen.

 

St Maron

O Lord, accept the prayers we offer in memory of our

Father, St. Maron.

Bless and protect the people who bear your name.

Make us worthy of his holy legacy that we may carry

the message of your Gospel

throughout the world.

Grant faithfulness to his people and courage to his

inheritance.

 

Prayer for the Beatification of Patriarch Duwayhi

O Lord Jesus,

You bestowed your many graces upon Patriarch Estefan Duwayhi.

As a true disciple, he responded to them, eager to imitate his

Master, for the love of you and your glory.

 

You said, “Let the children come to me.”

He sought the children of Lebanon, poor and orphaned, and taught them the words of truth.

You traveled through cities and villages, preaching the Kingdom of God.

Through his preaching and writing, he announced your Good News as a priest, then as a bishop and later as a patriarch.

 

You said, “Do not be afraid, 0 little flock.”

Your chosen one, Patriarch Estefan, took on himself these words, and passed them to all his children, encouraging them, confirming them, and defending their faith.

 

You loved your Church and gave your blood to redeem her. He bore all kinds of hardships for the Church’s love and salvation.

 

We now ask you, 0 Lord, to reveal the abundance of your graces to him, and to show us how great was his response to them, so that the holiness of his life may shine before us.

 

Grant us to see our Patriarch Estefan among the ranks of your saints, so that he may shine like a lighthouse in our land of the East.

 

Through his intercession, grant us to build up your Church with knowledge, faith, devotion and courage, so that we may become true witnesses to you and lighthouses of love and peace. To you only are due glory and honor, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be