THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 Sunday July 9th 2017

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Come to me and I will give you rest

“Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest.” How we need to hear that word from Christ today and to heed it. We have never had so many time saving devices that should make life more enjoyable for us. And yet we have never been so busy! People find it so difficult to relax and be thankful for all the wonderful things of life. Our world needs the witness of people who are willing to take time for their love relationships in ways that say that this is the most important part of life. We give this witness just by taking the time for the Sunday Mass but it is so important to really take the time and not just rush in and out again. We give this witness by married couples taking time regularly for their relationship, especially by doing courses that will help them grow in love. We give this witness when parents give good time regularly to their children instead of having others look after them all the time.

 Morning Prayer, when together

Father, through the obedience of Jesus, your servant and your Son,

you raised a fallen world.

Free us from sin and bring us the joy that lasts forever.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, let the offering of our love for one another

bring glory to your name

and bring us closer to eternal life.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Father, may we never fail to praise you and each other

for the fullness of life you give us in our love for one another.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: How do you need your wife/husband to love you and care for you during these summer months? Share that this week.

For others:  Think of some group that provides holidays for underprivileged children.  How could you help them this week?