The Weekly Couple Prayer
This week by week Couple Prayer is based on the weekly Liturgy of the Sunday Mass. The reflection is on the Gospel of these Sunday Masses and how the Gospel can apply to the couple themselves, to their family life, and to the parish community to which they belong.
The prayers are adaptations of the Opening Prayer, the Offertory Prayer, and the Final Prayer after Communion.
You will find that most of these prayers are about the Sacrament of Marriage – encouraging each couple to live their Sacrament ever more fully by growing in love, and reminding each couple of the power their Sacrament has for the salvation of the world.
These prayers bring the couple through each day of the week both when they are together in the morning and evening and also when they are apart during the day.
There are two questions each week. One is looking at how a couple can make practical decisions for the growth of their marriage. The other question is to help couples to make decisions about how they can help other people in their community and throughout society.
Our motto is: ‘the couple that prays together stays together’.
This motto is supported by the following statistics taken from For Better and For Ever by Fr. Robert Ruhnke, C.Ss.R. page 130:
The current divorce rate in the U.S. is 50% of all marriages, or one divorce out of every two marriages.
However, notice the difference in the following statistics.
Of those couples who worship together each Sunday, the divorce rate is 3.3%, or one divorce in every 30 couples.
Of those couples who pray together in their homes on a regular basis, the divorce rate is .3%, or one divorce out of every 300 couples.
Please click on a “Read More” button below to access the weekly Couple Prayers.
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. November 18th – 24th 2018 The Christian Vision Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away’. Every now and again someone spreads the rumour...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. November 11th – 17th 2018 Christian Trust Jesus said to his disciples: “This poor widow has put more in than all who have contributed to the treasury”. Today we judge the importance of things...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. November 4th – 10th 2018 Christian faith. One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him: “Which is the first of all the commandments”? On the face of it, this looks like a...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. October 28th – 3rd November 2018 Christian hope Jesus asked: ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ This question, asked in the Gospel of a blind man, is addressed to each one of us by Jesus....read more