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. 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 18th – 24th August 2019 Victory with Christ Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to bring fire to the earth and how I wish it were blazing already”. We...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. August 11th – 18th 2019 Ready for Action Jesus said to his disciples: “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Alcoholics Anonymous have given the world very many insights...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. August 4th – 10th 2019 Our hardened hearts Jesus said to the crowd: “Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for your life is not made secure by what you own, even when you...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. July 28th 2019 - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. Lord, teach us to pray “So I (Jesus) say to you: ask and it will be given to you; search and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to...read more