THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 February 11th – 17th 2018

Jesus, Friend of Outcasts 

“Whatever you eat, whatever you drink, whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of God.” We often think of faith and religion only in terms of prayer. The extraordinary thing about Jesus and his teaching, as seen in this passage from St. Paul, is that true religion is to be found in the ordinary things of life and true faith is to be lived in daily life. This is especially true in the day-to-day loving that is marriage. Each couple live out their spirituality in the ways they tenderly love one another. And in family life the quality of love is what makes people holy. In our life together in our faith community we are called to the spirituality of being a community in which we care for one another. We need prayer as part of it all both to grow in the power to love and to celebrate the goodness of love. It is only through the power of God that we can love as we should.

 Morning Prayer, when together

God our Father,

you have promised to remain forever

with those who do what is right and just.

Help us to live in your presence.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

During the day, when apart

Lord, we offer you our love for one another

in obedience to your word.

Cleanse and renew us

and lead us to our eternal reward.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, you have gifted us with life and love.

May we always hunger for all that is good

and grow in the joy of our love.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What do you want most for your marriage at present? Pray together for this during this week.

 

For others: How could you bring joy to someone in your family or in your faith community this week?

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