THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
31st July – 6th August 2022
Our hardened hearts
Jesus said to the crowd: “Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for your life is not made secure by what you own, even when you have more than you need”. What a difficult message that is for us to listen to today and yet what a vitally important one. Our lives are governed more and more by the need to get on so that we increasingly have less and less time for the really important things of life. And Jesus is very clear about what those important things are; the things that can give us true security. These are, of course, love of God with our whole hearts so that we can know where we came from and where we are going, and love for one another so that we can know the true joy of journeying through this life. That is our message of hope for our troubled world. We have to work at living it ourselves as followers of Christ.
Morning Prayer, when together
Father of everlasting goodness,
our origin and guide, be close to us
and hear the prayers of all who praise you.
Forgive our sins, restore us to life,
and keep us safe in your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
Merciful Lord, make holy our love for one another.
Let our spiritual sacrifice
make us an everlasting gift to you.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Lord, you give us the strength of new life
through the power of your Holy Spirit.
Protect us with your love
and prepare us for eternal redemption.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: What do you find most difficult to let go of to your wife/husband? How will you work on that this week?
For others: What will you give of your possessions to someone in need
during this coming week?