THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 March 17th– 23rd 2019

The Lord in whom we put our faith

Peter said to Jesus: “Master, it is wonderful for us to be here”. As we gather for Mass this Sunday, how many of us can say those words of Peter from our hearts? And yet we have a right to be able to say them. Unfortunately for so many Catholics, Mass has become a burden rather than a joy and a source of enthusiasm and energy. We need to help each other to gain that grace. And as we return home from Mass this Sunday, how many of us can say those words of Peter in relation to our family life? At best, so many can only say it is not bad, it is ok. But can we say it is wonderful? And yet we have a right to be able to say that. It takes a lot of working at the relationships in our home, the relationships of marriage, of family, of neighbourliness, to make those words possible and to ring true.  But it is in those two places that the practice of faith takes place.

 Morning Prayer, when together

God our Father, help us to hear your Son.

Enlighten us with your word

that we may find the way to your glory.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, make us holy.

May our love for each other take away our sins

and help us to prepare to celebrate the resurrection.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, we give you thanks for the wonder of your love.

Through our sacrament of marriage

give us a share in the life to come.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Questions for Action for the week

 For your marriage: How could you bring a sense of wonder and joy to your wife/husband this week

For others: To whom could you bring special joy and happiness this week?

 

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