THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 October 13th – 19th 2019

 Thanksgiving

Jesus said: “Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner”. One of the worst experiences of human living is that of being taken for granted – and it is also one of the most common. It reduces us to being objects of service to others and can easily result in resentment. But those who suffer most from ingratitude are those who are ungrateful. They become very self-centred and gradually lose touch with the wonder of life. They cannot smell the beauty of the flowers or hear the wonderful song of the birds. They don’t notice the sun shining or appreciate the greatness of the changing seasons and the magnificence of the world we live in. And they miss the real experience of being loved. They are living dead. Come alive through gratitude.

 

Morning Prayer, when together

Lord, our help and guide,

make your love the foundation of our lives.

May our love for you express itself

in our eagerness to do good for others.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

During the day, when apart

Lord, accept the prayers and gifts

we offer you in faith and love.

May our commitment of marriage bring us to your glory.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 

Evening/Night Prayer together

Almighty Father, your love for us surpasses

all our hopes and dreams

May our love for each other give us a share in your life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: In what ways do you take your wife/husband for granted?

How will you change that this week?

 

For others: Think of one or two people who have given you a lot in your life.

How can you thank them this week?

 

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