THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
July 3rd – 10th 2022
Christ, our peace
Jesus said to his disciples: “The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”. When we think about our world today we are inclined to think primarily of the evil that is undoubtedly there. Jesus’ perception is just the opposite as he sees the wonderful opportunities that are all around us. And when we think of labourers for the harvest we are inclined to think primarily of priests and religious and we pray for more vocations. That, of course, is a very important thing to do. But even more importantly we need to think of ourselves as the labourers and take up the challenge to be apostles of Christ in our everyday lives. We are apostles of Christ through the generosity of our love in marriage and family life and in our willingness to build a community of faith and generosity in our parish. Vocations to the priesthood and religious life can only come from generous homes and generous parishes.
Morning Prayer, when together
Father, through the obedience of Jesus
your servant and your Son,
you raised a fallen world.
Free us from sin and bring us the joy that lasts forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
Lord, may the offering of our married love
bring glory to your name
and bring us closer to eternal life
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Lord, may we never fail to praise you
for the fullness of life and salvation you give us
through our love for each other in the sacrament of marriage.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: How can you make this week enjoyable for your wife/husband?
For others: What can you do this week to promote peace at family and community level?