THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 11th – 17th April 2021 

 My Lord and my God

Jesus said: “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.” We are all very familiar today with the idea of peace processes – in Northern Ireland, the Middle East and so on. Jesus needs us to engage in a peace process with one another so that we can be his disciples and true witnesses of his resurrection. We need first of all to put away all weapons of mass destruction like criticism, anger, coldness, selfishness etc. We need to put in place of these the qualities of God’s Spirit, namely love, joy, peace, patience etc. This week we should practice these qualities in our homes as wife and husband, as parents and family. We also need to practice them as we build our parish community to the glory of God.

Morning Prayer, when together

God of mercy, you wash away our sins in water,

you give us new birth in the Spirit,

and redeem us in the blood of Christ.

As we celebrate Christ’s resurrection

increase our awareness of these blessings in our marriage

and renew your gifts of life and love within us.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

During the day, when apart

God of love, through faith and baptism

we have become a new creation.

Accept the gift of our married love for each other

and bring us to eternal happiness.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

 

Evening/Night Prayer together

Almighty God, we thank you for your love for us.

May the beauty and goodness of our sacrament of marriage

live forever in our minds and hearts.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

 

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What are some of the blessings you have experienced in your life together?

Share these this week.

 For others: Find out about some group that is working for peace.

How can you as a couple help them this week?

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