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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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (23rd – 29th January 2022)

THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.  Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.  23rd – 29th January 2022  Good News to the Poor Jesus read from the scroll: ‘He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, and to the blind new sight, to...

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (16th – 22nd January 2022)

THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.  Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.  January 16th – 22nd  2022 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...

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The Baptism of Christ (9th – 15th January 2022)

THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.  Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. January 9th – 15th 2022 The Baptism of Christ John said to the crowd: ‘He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire’. This week, as we celebrate the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan,...

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2nd Sunday of Christmas (2nd – 8th January 2022)

THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER  Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.  January 2nd – 8th 2022  Christ, the Wisdom of God  “He was in the world and the world did not know him.” It is always a source of sadness and distress when someone we love tells us that they...

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