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 20th – 26th 2019 The Power of Prayer ‘Jesus told his disciples a parable about the need to pray continually and never to lose heart.’ There are so many things that knock the heart...
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. October 13th – 19th 2019 Thanksgiving Jesus said: “Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this...
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. October 6th – 12th 2019 The Gift of Faith Jesus said to his disciples: “When you have done all that you have been told to do, say, ‘we are merely servants; we have done no more than our...
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. September 29th – October 5th 2019 A witness for the truth “If they will not listen to either Moses or the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead.” These...