THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
May 8th – 14th 2022
The Lamb will be our Shepherd
Jesus said: “The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice”. One of the big questions of today for people is: “Who am I?” and there are all kinds of self-awareness courses around to help us answer that question. It is an important question and many of these courses are helpful. But it is not the most important question for us. Much more important is the question: “To whom do I belong?” Belonging is of the essence of being human and our belonging is identified by and lived out through the voices that we listen to. Some people listen to the voice of the world around which tells us to put ourselves first and they belong to the world. Others listen to the voice of Christ telling us to put others first and by so doing we belong to him. In the struggle between the two, Christ invites us to listen to his voice.
Morning Prayer, when together
Almighty and ever-living God,
give us new strength
from the courage of Christ our shepherd
and lead us to join the saints in heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
Lord, restore us to an ever-greater joy
in our love for one another.
May the continuing work of our Redeemer
bring us to eternal joy.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Father, eternal shepherd,
watch over us and your whole flock
redeemed by the blood of Christ
and lead us to the promised land.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: How could you make your wife/husband feel specially loved this week?
For others: Choose someone in your life whom you will affirm in special ways this week. How will you do it?