THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 Sunday May 7th 2017

 Christ, our Way to new life

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” You couldn’t get a clearer statement of intent and desire than that from anyone. The practice of our faith is about making that desire of Jesus a reality for one another. That’s why he gave us his commandment to love one another. The fulfillment of that longing should be our aim in all that we do. It is the major task for every married couple, to help this other person to come to the greatest fulfillment of her/his potential. And if parents want to know what their parenting is about they have a true statement of it in this word of Christ. Parenting is not about what they give to their children but what they help their children to become as individuals. It is also a word for every faith community this week. We can only accomplish the desire of Jesus when everyone is taking a full part. We dare not settle for anything less than the best.

 Morning Prayer, when together

Almighty and ever-living God, give us new strength

from the courage of Christ our shepherd,

and lead us to join the saints in heaven.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, restore the joy of our love for one another.

May the continuing work of Christ our Redeemer in us

bring us eternal joy.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Father, eternal shepherd, watch over us and protect us.

May our love grow this week in ways

that will bring each of us to the fullness of life.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: How could you bring a new freshness to your marriage this week?

For others: Think of some group whose work is for those who have lost hope in any way. 

How can you help them this week?