THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 April 1st – 7th2018

 We rejoice and are glad

“Now we are those witnesses.” People today are very reluctant to get involved with things in the community and in society, especially on a voluntary basis. And yet our following of Christ is all about getting involved and not counting the cost. We have just come through the journey that Christ travelled in his passion and death, the price of our salvation. Our responsibility is to bring the fruits of that to our world by bringing joy, peace, healing, gladness, freedom, justice and so on, beginning with those with whom we live and spreading out to those with whom we worship, and beyond. Every aspect of human living needs this more now than ever as we witness a breakdown of marriage and family life; growing violence in society; increasing isolation of people in every community. Now is the time to live our Christian faith.

 

Morning Prayer, when together

God our Father, by raising Christ your Son

you conquered the power of death

and opened the way for us to eternal life.

Raise us up and renew our lives and our marriage

by the Spirit that is within us.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

During the day, when apart

Lord, with Easter joy we renew our love for each other in marriage.

Bless our commitment to one another.

May we bring joy and happiness to each other

and may this radiate out to all who make up our lives.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 

Evening/Night Prayer together

Father of love, watch over your Church.

Bring us to the glory of the resurrection.

May our marriage be a sign of your love for all.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What is your greatest desire for your life together in your marriage? 

How can you work towards that this week?

 

For others: To whom could you bring some unexpected happiness this week?

 

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