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. May 30th - June 5th 2021 The Holy Trinity Jesus said to his disciples: “Know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” What a wonderful consolation and strength this promise that...
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. May 23rd – 29th 2021 Pentecost Jesus said to his disciples: “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said: “Receive the Holy Spirit.” As...
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. May 16th – 22nd 2021 The Ascension of Christ into heaven Jesus said to his disciples: “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation”. Because of all that has been...
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. May 9th – 15th 2021 The Spirit of God’s love Jesus said to his disciples: “You did not choose me; no, I chose you.” Anybody who is involved in a team sport will know the tension there is in...