THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
October 23rd – 29th 2016
The Lord, our Judge
Jesus said to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else: “those who exalt themselves will be humbled, but those who humble themselves will be exalted”. We often think that being humble means to think badly of ourselves. The truth is that we have a right to think very highly of ourselves. True humility is about acknowledging God as the source of all life and all goodness and giving praise to God from our hearts. It also teaches us that we have no right to judge anyone else because God alone is our judge and he only sees the goodness in each one. We look at each other and see all that is wrong and we criticise. If we learn to look with the eyes of God we will see the wonder and beauty of each other and learn to praise. This is particularly important for married couples, for families and for the health and happiness of our parish community.
Morning Prayer, when together
Almighty and ever-living God,
strengthen our faith, hope, and love.
May we do with loving hearts what you ask of us
and come to share the life you promise.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
Lord God of power and might
receive the gift of our married love
and let our service give you glory.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Lord, bring to perfection within us
the love that we share in our sacrament of marriage.
May your love have a deep effect on our lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: What have been some of the nicest things about your wife/husband this month? How will you tell her/him this week?
For others: How will you bring help and comfort to someone in need this week?