THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 August 12th – 18th 2018

 I am the bread of life

Jesus said to the crowd: ‘I am the bread of life. And the bread that I shall give is my flesh for the life of the world’. By far the most extraordinary gift that God has given to his people is the Eucharist. In it we are invited constantly to receive the Body and Blood of Christ as our nourishment for the journey of life. In it we celebrate the salvation of the world and renew that salvation every time we celebrate it. This week is a time to reflect on our appreciation of this wonderful gift and renew our enthusiasm for it. Because it is so accessible we can get used to it and take it for granted and we can lose the joy of our celebration. In the Eucharist God speaks most clearly of the extent of his love and how special each of us is to him. To live as a people of the Eucharist we need also speak clearly of our love for one another in our homes and in our parish community.

 Morning Prayer, when together

Almighty and ever-living God,

your Spirit made us your children

confident to call you Father.

Increase your Spirit within us

and bring us to our promised inheritance.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

God of power, giver of all our gifts,

accept the offering of our married love

and make it the sacrament of our salvation.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, may our sacrament of marriage that you give us

bring us to salvation

and keep us faithful to the light of your truth.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Questions for Action for the week

 For your marriage: When did you last have a romantic evening together? Recall it and plan another one for this week.  Enjoy it!

 or others: Is there anyone with whom you are not at peace? Do something to rectify that this week

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