THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 August 19th – 25th 2018

 Anyone who eats this bread will live forever

Jesus said to the crowd: ‘Anyone who eats this bread will live forever’. To live forever is one of the longings in every human heart. And yet death is part of every human life. Jesus reveals though that death is not the end but only the beginning of new life and he has led the way for us through his resurrection. And he gives us his own body and blood to lead us into eternal life. Through the Eucharist we are already united with life that will last forever, a life that we are called on to live now through our love for God and for one another. Eucharistic people are meant to be people who live life to the full, people who radiate hope, people who are known for their joy and gladness in being alive, people who forgive easily and often, people who bring peace and happiness into the lives of all whom they meet.

 Morning Prayer, when together

God our Father,

may we love you in all things and above all things

and reach the joy you have prepared for us

beyond all our imagining.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, accept our married love

and help us love ever more fully.

By offering what you have given us

may we receive the gift of yourself.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

God of mercy, by our sacrament of marriage

you make us one with Christ

By becoming more like him on earth,

may we come to share his glory in heaven.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: Did you have the romantic evening last week? If so, share what it meant for you in your love. 

If not, plan one this week and enjoy it!

 For others: Is there any change you could make in the way you spend your time so as to give some time to another person this week?

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