THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
February 10th – 16th 2019
Christ makes us his disciples
‘Jesus said to Simon: “Do not be afraid; from now on it is people you will catch.” Then, bringing their boats back to land, they left everything and followed him.’ The image that Jesus uses has a very special relevance for those he was talking to. They were fishermen. But it continues to be relevant for us today because it simply means that our task is to make Christ attractive to and available for the people of our world. This is done first of all in our homes where the faith is handed on by parents in the ways they make their home a place of joy and gladness. This involves giving up their time and their own preoccupations for the sake of each other and their children. It also determines how a faith community is developed. The most important thing about any faith community should be that it is attractive for others. This will mean giving up our own comfort zones so that others can find a home among us.
Morning Prayer, when together
Lord, our God,
help us to love you with all our hearts
and to love all people as you love them.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
Lord, be pleased with the gift we make of our married love.
Make our sacrament a source of our salvation
and of the salvation of our world.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Lord, you invigorate us
by the love you show in our lives.
Give the true faith continued growth
throughout the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: What in your life would you most like to talk to your wife/husband about? How could you do it this week?
For others: To whom could you talk about Christ’s love this week?