THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 March 11th – 17th 2018

 Christ, the Redeemer

“God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved.” We can become so familiar with a sentence like this that we miss the profound truth in it of how much God loves us and longs for us. We think of faith as meaning our belief in God. It is much more about God’s intense belief in us and in our goodness and beauty and he wants us to come to a knowledge of that too. We have a serious responsibility to one another of constantly bringing that knowledge to each person in every way we can. One of the major tasks for every married couple is to help each other to know how much they are loved and treasured. This is done through affirmation and affection. Parents have this same responsibility towards their children. They can help each one be a truly successful human being by building up their goodness. And in the parish community we help one another by looking out for each other.

 Morning Prayer, when together

Father of peace, we are joyful in your Word,

your Son Jesus Christ

who reconciles us to you.

Let us hasten towards Easter

with the eagerness of faith and love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, we offer you the gift of our marriage

which brings us peace and joy.

Increase our reverence for one another

and so bring your salvation to the world.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Father, you enlighten all who come into the world.

Fill our hearts with the light of your gospel

so that our thoughts may please you

and our love be sincere.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: Share with each other the qualities you appreciate most in your wife/husband.

Take time to appreciate the goodness in yourselves

For others: What do you find difficult to share with other people? Try at least once this week to put someone else before yourself.

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