THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 October 29th – November 4th 2017

 The Greatest Commandment

“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart; you must love your neighbour as yourself.” Jesus gives us these two commandments as the only way to full human living and happiness. They are the core of Christian living and practice. We try everything else and yet love is all that human life is about here and hereafter. These two commandments go hand in hand as two parts of the one movement of life. Love of God is the ultimate in human life. It involves each of us in a personal relationship with God through prayer. Our Catholic tradition is very rich in the variety of prayer forms that are possible. Each of us needs to choose the ones that are helpful for ourselves. We reach this love of God also through our love for one another. In our common worship through the Sunday Eucharist we build up the People of God. And through love in marriage and family life we dedicate all that is good in life to God.

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 love for one another.

May our service give you glory.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, bring to perfection within us

the grace of our sacrament of marriage.

May our love have a profound effect on our lives.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: How do you need to change so as to put your wife/husband number one in your priorities?

Share that this week.

 For others: Think of some group that works for renewal in the Church.

How could you support that group this week?