THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

May 5th – 11th 2019

 “It is the Lord”

Jesus said to his disciples: “Come and have breakfast.” What a beautiful invitation that is. And the wonderful truth about it is that this is the invitation Jesus extends to each one of us also. Because of his resurrection from the dead, Jesus is available to us in all the ordinary things of our daily lives. He wants us to know that he is with us at breakfast because he lives in us in our homes and families. He is with us in our joys and sorrows, our tears and laughter. He is with us in our love relationships and in our enmities, if we would only open our hearts to recognise him and let him shape our lives. One of the big mistakes we often make is to regard our religion as something we do for God. Christianity is about what God is doing for us in and through Christ who is our way, our truth and our life. This is what has to give shape to our lives, even at breakfast!

Morning Prayer, when together

God our Father,

may we look forward with hope to our resurrection

for you have made us your daughters and sons

and restored the joy of our youth.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

During the day, when apart

Lord, receive the gift of our married love

consecrated in the sacrament of marriage.

May the great joy you give us

come to perfection in heaven.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, look on us your people with kindness

and through the joy of this Easter season

bring us to the glory of the resurrection.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: How could you make breakfast time special for your wife/husband this week?

 For others: How could you get more in touch with the wonders of creation this week?