THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
March 20th – March 26th 2022
The Lord of compassion and love
God said to Moses: “Take off your shoes, for the place on which you stand is holy ground”. All religions designate certain places as holy places and rightly demand a certain level of reverence and respect. For ourselves as Catholics our sacred place is the church where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. But the revelation of Christ is that the most sacred place of all is the company of another human being. He said that what we do to even the least person we do to him. Because of Christ, we are always standing on holy ground and our response always has to be one of reverence and respect. This has very far-reaching implications for us in the practice of our faith. The intimate relationship of husband and wife is a sacred place and calls for great reverence from all of us. And equally our homes and families and our faith community are places where we very often need a change of heart.
Morning Prayer, when together
Father, you have taught us to overcome our sins
by prayer, fasting and works of mercy.
When we are discouraged by our weakness,
give us confidence in your love
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
During the day, when apart
Lord, by the grace of our sacrament of marriage
may we who so often need your forgiveness
be ready to forgive one another.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Lord, through your love and mercy
may we receive your forgiveness always
and be brought together in unity and peace.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: What are your ambitions for your marriage? Share those this week.
For others: Do you know anyone who is discouraged? What can you do for them this week?