THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
September 29th – October 5th 2019
A witness for the truth
“If they will not listen to either Moses or the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead.” These words of Jesus were spoken to the Pharisees who were very good living people but who were missing the point. They are also for us today as we so often miss the point of our faith too. The core of our Christian faith is that Jesus has risen from the dead and is living among us. This knowledge should give us great energy for living, great reverence for every person, great joy and freedom. Instead we make the living out of our faith a duty, a task, a burden, a lot of the time. We do the same in our intimate relationships of marriage and family life. It is time to catch the spirit of Jesus and let our love shine out to the world we live in and to the parish we are part of.
Morning Prayer, when together
Father, you show your almighty power
in your mercy and forgiveness.
Continue to fill us with your gifts of love.
Help us to hurry towards the eternal life you promise
and come to share in the joys of your kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
God of mercy, accept the gift of our married love.
Help us to grow in our love every day
and make it a source of blessing for us and all whom we meet.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Father, may our efforts at daily loving,
in which we proclaim the death and resurrection of Christ
bring us salvation
and make us one with him in glory.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: What are 3 of your wife/husband’s best qualities at present? How could you tell her/him this week?
For others: Choose one person who is close to you in your life. How will you affirm the goodness of that person this week?