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. July 1st – 7th 2018 Jesus the Lord who gives life Jesus said: “Why all this commotion and crying? The child is not dead, but asleep.” But they laughed at him. A lovely feature of our Catholic...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. June 24th – 30th 2018 Nativity of John the Baptist They were going to call him Zechariah after his father but his mother spoke up. 'No' she said 'he is to be called John'. The birth of John...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. June 17th – 23rd 2018 He speaks in parables Jesus said: “What can we say the Kingdom of God is like?” We all have our own ideas of what the Kingdom of God is like and because of that we need to...read more
THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER. Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. June 10th – 16th 2018 Fullness of redemption Jesus said: “Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.” We so often associate the will of God with things...read more