THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
January 27th – 2nd February 2019
Good News to the Poor
Jesus read from the scroll: ‘He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, and to the blind new sight, to set the downtrodden free, to proclaim the Lord’s year of favour’. Then he said: ‘this text is being fulfilled today, even as you listen’. This is surely the clearest statement about the purpose of the Church and of our part in it that could be made. We don’t just have a faith that is for us to make us comfortable. We have a power to transform the world we live in and living our faith is about doing just that. Our homes are to be places where each person finds healing and affirmation. The same has to be made true of the faith community we belong to. It is time to move away from a sense of duty in regard to our faith and move into a sense of adventure for the Kingdom of God.
Morning Prayer, when together
All-powerful and ever-living God,
direct your love that is within us,
that our efforts in the name of your Son
may bring humankind to unity and peace.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
Lord, receive the gift of our sacrament of marriage.
Let our love for one another make us holy
and bring your salvation to us and to all those we love.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
God, all-powerful Father,
may the new life you give us increase our love
and keep us in the joy of your kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: How can you keep a smile on the face of your husband/wife this week?
For others: With whom could you reconcile in some way this week?