THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 October 14th – 20th 2018

 Christian Values. 

The rich young man said to Jesus: ‘Good Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Many people today live as if everything can be bought, even God’s favour. We might not think of this just in terms of buying with money but with duty, with doing what we have to and then God somehow is in our debt. The way of Jesus is that eternal life can only be accomplished through love – first of all God’s love for us, which is freely given, and then our love for God and for one another. This way of love means giving up a lot of selfishness and self-preoccupation just as the rich young man in the Gospel had to give up his riches before he could even begin to see what following Jesus was about. The guarantee though is that it is more than worth all our effort as this way of love brings happiness in this life and eternal happiness with God.

 

Morning Prayer, when together

Lord, our help and our guide,

make your love the foundation of our lives.

May our love for you express itself

in our eagerness to do good for others.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, accept our prayers

and the gift we make of our married love.

May our sacrament of marriage

bring us to your glory.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Almighty Father, through your Spirit of love

give us a share in the life of your Son

so that our marriage may show his presence to our world.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: Recall your courting days and the things you did to make each other special.

How could you renew some of those this week?

For others: Think of someone who touched your life recently. How could you show appreciation this week?

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