THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 February 3rd – February 9th 2019

 The Struggle of Faith

Jesus said: “I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country”. The word prophet conjures up the image of someone who foretells the future, a bit like a fortune-teller. No! A prophet is someone who gets to the deepest reality of human life and is able to proclaim that this deepest reality will come to the surface sooner or later and calls us to make it sooner. Generally people don’t like to hear about these deepest realities because they get used to the way things are. A good example of this is: the deepest reality of marriage is that it is a sacrament, a source of Christ’s presence in and salvation of the world we live in. Couples need to do a lot more to bring their love to that pitch. Every home is a Domestic Church, a sacred place. Every parish is the living Body of Christ. We have a lot of change to work on.

 Morning Prayer, when together

Lord, our God,

help us to love you with all our hearts

and to love all people as you love them.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, be pleased with the gift we make of our married love.

Make our sacrament a source of our salvation

and of the salvation of our world.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, you invigorate us

by the love you show in our lives.

Give the true faith continued growth

throughout the world.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage:  Is there anything you need forgiveness for from your wife/husband in the way you live out your married love?  Do that this week.

 For others:  Is there anything you need forgiveness for from someone close to you?

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