THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
January 20th – 26th 2019
Christ, the Church’s Bridegroom
“Jesus said: ‘Fill the jars with water’. And they filled them to the brim.” People often think of themselves as very ordinary and the place they live in as fairly insignificant. And yet it was for people like this in a place like that that Jesus worked one of his most famous miracles. One of the keys to this reality was that the servants obeyed Jesus command, in fact they overdid it and they ‘filled the water jars to the brim’. Jesus’ command to us is to love one another as he has loved us. If we follow his command great things will also happen in our lives and in the world we live in. But we also have to use the key and fill our love to the brim. We tend however to measure out our love. This week we are asked to practice our love more intensely in our homes and communities and let Jesus transform us.
Morning Prayer, when together
Father of heaven and earth, hear our prayers.
Bless our love for one another
and show us the way to peace in the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
Father, may we celebrate our sacrament of marriage
with reverence and love.
When we live our love to the full in marriage
you continue the work of Christ’s redemption.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Lord, you nourish us every day with your love.
Fill us with your Spirit
And make us one in peace and love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: In what special ways could you be romantic in your love this week? Plan these ways together.
For others: How could you take an active part in Church Unity week in your area?
Church Unity week is January 18-25.