THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 November 19th – 25th 2017

 Trust in Christ

Jesus said to his disciples: “You have been faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater.” Fidelity in every area of life is one of the most important elements for happiness in human life. It is only when we know that we can fully trust others that we are at peace. This is the virtue that Jesus holds up for our prayer and concern this week. It is especially important in the relationship of husband and wife and it is there that we can all learn what it means. Fidelity in marriage means more than simply staying together. It also means working at making life together wonderful and enjoyable. This is also true for the relationships within family life. Being faithful to one another means being willing to accept the differences and to love each one as she/he is. And in our faith community we show our fidelity by taking an active part in its life.

 Morning Prayer, when together

Father of all that is good,

keep us faithful in serving you in each other,

for to serve you is our lasting joy.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord God, may our love for each other

increase our love for you

and bring us to eternal life.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Father, through our sacrament of marriage

may we grow in love for each other

and so bring Christ’s salvation to our world.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: In what ways do you need greater freedom about your sexuality in your relationship with your wife/husband? Share that this week.

For others: Think of some group that is working for equality for women in society and in the Church. How could you help them this week?