THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

March 3rd – 9th 2019

What Christ Calls Us To

Jesus said to his disciples: “Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s/sister’s eye and never notice the plank in your own?” What a powerful statement that is to help us change in our relationships of marriage, family, and faith community, if we are to make a real difference in our world. Negative criticisms so easily become a way of life in marriage and family life. Generally, these are about relatively unimportant things and we make mountains out of mole hills. The plank in our own eye is what blocks us from seeing the goodness in one another and acknowledging that goodness as our way of life. Criticism leads to unhappiness, coldness and distance in our family life. Praise and thanksgiving lead to joy and happiness and peace. The same is true in our life with one another in our parish community. That is what Christ calls us to.

 

Morning Prayer, when together

Lord, guide the course of world events

and give us as a married couple and all your Church

the joy and peace of serving you in freedom

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

During the day, when apart

God our Creator, may our married love,

which we offer you again this week

as a sign of our love and worship

lead us to salvation.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

Evening/Night Prayer together

God of salvation may our sacrament of marriage

bring us and all those we love to eternal life.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What are some of the nicest things about your wife/husband in recent times?

Tell her/him about these this week

 

For others: Is there someone you know who is lonely or sad?

Reach out as a couple this week.

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