PRAYERS

Prayer for Obtaining the Beatification

of Patriarch Estephan (Stephen) Douaihy.

Heavenly Father,
You who have decorated Your Church with
Your saints
Through Your Only Son and Your life-giving Spirit,
You have chosen Your servant the Patriarch Douaihy
And granted him the grace to see the world
With the zeal of Your Kingdom.
He taught the young and the old,
Preached Your Word and lead Your Church,
Faithful to St. Maron and the glory of Lebanon.
He preserved the liturgy of the Church
And explained its sacraments
Such that they became a beacon to guide souls.
He retraced history for posterity
Elevating its dignity and his role.

We beseech You, Oh Lord,
To reveal his holiness for the glory of Your name,
And to make of him a yeast of hope in our world,
A flame of reform in our Church,
And the salt of dignity in our country.
May we through his example
Build Your Kingdom on earth,
Through science, faith, piety and courage.
And may we be
Witnesses for Your redeeming Son,
As temples for Your Holy Spirit,
As apostles for the civilization of love,
And as pioneers for truth and peace.
Praise and glory to You, Oh Lord,
Forever and ever, Amen.

Our Father... Hail Mary...
Glory be...
IHeavenly Father,You who have decorated Your Church withYour saintsThrough Your Only Son and Your life-giving Spirit,You have chosen Your servant the Patriarch DouaihyAnd granted him the grace to see the worldWith the zeal of Your Kingdom.
IIO Lord Jesus, You bestowed your many graces upon Patriarch Estefan Douaihy. As a true disciple, he responded to them, eager to imitate his Master, for the love of you and your glory.
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