THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

August 5th – 11th 2018

Our Bread from Heaven

Jesus said to the crowd: ‘Do not work for food that cannot last but work for food that endures to eternal life’. Every one of us has a whole variety of people and things that are important to us. And we don’t want to neglect any of them. However, we all have a great responsibility to set priorities, and to get those priorities right. That is what Jesus is calling us to this week. The most important things are those that last forever like love, faith, hope. And the most important people are those of our own families and communities. Married couples need to make their marriage their priority. Parents need to make their family their priority. As people of faith we need to make our parish our priority. All this means that other things and people become less important while not neglecting them.

 Morning Prayer, when together

Father of everlasting goodness, our origin and guide,

be close to us and hear the prayers of all who praise you.

Forgive our sins and restore us to life.

Keep us safe in your love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Merciful Lord, make holy the love we share.

Let our spiritual sacrifice

make us an everlasting gift to you.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, you give us the strength of new life

by the gift of your love in us and for us.

Protect us with your love

and prepare us for eternal redemption.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: Recall three joyful times you have had together. Create at least one more for each other this week.

 For others: Make two visits this week, one to a church and one to a person who would be glad of a visit from you.

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