THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

July 4th – 10th 2021

 Jesus despised by his own 

Jesus said to them: “A prophet is only despised in his own country among his own relations and in his own house”. One of the mistakes we easily and often make is to think that what we see is all there is to see; what we know is all that there is to know. We do this about ourselves as well as about those close to us. There is always so much more to know about ourselves and certainly about each other. In marriage and family life, for example, we need to constantly look for and acknowledge the goodness that is there and set it free. Our homes should be places of praise instead of criticism as is so often the case. The same is true in a parish community. There is so much richness in every parish that never gets a chance to come to the surface. This is a week for letting that happen.  

Morning Prayer, when together

Father, through the obedience of Jesus

your servant and Son you raised a fallen world.

Free us from sin, fill our hearts with gladness in our marriage

and bring us the joy that lasts forever.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

 During the day, when apart

Lord, may our sacrament of marriage be lived

to the glory of your name.

Purify us in our love

and bring us closer to eternal life.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, may we never fail to praise you

for the fullness of life and salvation you give us in Christ.

May our married love grow to its fullness.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: How would you like your wife/husband to be for you during these summer months? Share this and plan the week ahead.

 For others: Think of groups that provide holidays for disadvantaged children during the summer. How could you as a couple help them this week?

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