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.
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THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. December 30th 2018 – January 5th 2019 The Holy Family “His mother stored up all these things in her heart.” One of the lovely things about a new young family is the excitement of recording...read more
Christmas Day - 25th December 2018 A Saviour has been born to you. The angel said: "I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." The message of Christmas is a...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. Sunday December 23rd 2018 Mary’s Child: the Prince of Peace Elizabeth said: ‘Blessed is she who believed that the promise made to her by the Lord would be fulfilled’. This week we celebrate...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. December 16th – 23rd 2018 A Day of Festival The people asked John: ‘What must we do?’ This question was in the context of John’s proclaiming the Good News of the coming of Christ. As we...read more