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. October 11th – 17th 2020 Many are called but few are chosen “Everything is ready. Come to the wedding.” I have been at many weddings over the years and it strikes me that no matter how many...
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. Easter Sunday, April 12th 2020 He is Risen, Alleluia “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have put him” (Mary of Magdala). Easter is an amazing time as we...
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. April 5th – 11th 2020 My God, why have you forsaken me? Jesus said: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The central reality of our faith as Christians is that Christ has risen from...
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. Sunday 29th March - 5th Sunday in Lent He raises us to new life “If anyone believes in me, even though she/he dies, she/he will live. Do you believe this?” We so easily get caught up in the...