THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
November 7th – 13th 2021
Jesus said to his disciples: “This poor widow has put more in than all who have contributed to the treasury”. Today we judge the importance of things by how much they cost. And we also judge the importance of people by how wealthy they are. Jesus gives us a different way of judging, namely by how generous a person is. Generosity is one of the best signs of how free people are within themselves because the greatest freedom is to love with our whole hearts. So many things block that freedom in us, particularly our need to protect our possessions and to increase them. In the person of the poor widow, Jesus gives us the example of complete freedom. This week we are invited to practice this freedom in our homes and in our community by giving time and attention to one another. We are also asked to give to those in need in our world. How free are you to be generous?
Morning Prayer, when together
God of power and mercy
protect us from all harm.
Give us freedom of spirit and health in mind
and in body to do your work on earth.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
God of mercy, accept the gift of our love.
Help us to follow Christ with love
so that our marriage may be filled with joy.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Lord, we thank you for the wonders of your love.
Pour out your Spirit on us.
Keep us single-minded in our love for one another
and in our service of you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: Make a list of things you want to thank your wife/husband for. Share that list this week.
For others: How could you support and encourage adult education in the faith this week?