"Lord God, grant us to remain apart from the spirit of this corrupted world. Give us the grace to praise you with heart and mind raised above worldly preoccupations.
May this holy Lent help us to come closer to you and to walk in the way of your commandments. Then we shall praise you with the angels, now and for ever. Amen.”
- Maronite Prayer of the Faithful; Great Lent; Weekdays after Cana Sunday; Thursday; Ramsho; Opening Prayer