THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
November 6th – 12th 2016
Our Source of Hope
Jesus said: “He is God, not of the dead, but of the living for to him all are in fact alive.” One of the really beautiful aspects of our faith is our knowledge that our loved ones who have died are alive with God and that we are in communion with them. We celebrate this during the month of November in special ways. The statement from Christ is a very powerful revelation of this faith. However, this statement is also a wonderful call to us today to come alive in our faith. So much of Christian life can be spiritless where we are doing our duty to God and to one another rather than an enthusiastic response to the extraordinary love that God has for us and that he shows to us every day. We need to practice eternal life now by entering into our lives with joy and gladness in our homes and in our parish community. Otherwise we are living a denial of what Christ says: “He is God, not of the dead, but of the living.”
Morning Prayer, when together
God of power and mercy, protect us from all harm. Give us freedom of spirit and health in mind and body to do your work on earth. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
God of mercy, accept the gift of our marriage as a statement to the world of our faith in you. Help us to follow Christ more fully and to grow in our love for one another. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Lord, we thank you for the nourishment of your Holy Spirit. Pour out your Spirit on our marriage and keep us single-minded in your service. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: How could you make your sexual loving more life-giving for your wife/husband this week?
For others: To whom could you bring hope and joy this week?