Prayer of the Day
Feast of St. Muredach, St. Attracta and St. LeliaAugust 12th, 2016
This Gospel passage is common to Mark (10:11), Luke (16:18), and 1 Corinthians 7: 10-11. Jesus here is upholding the principle of lifelong commitment to one’s partner, irrespective of changing circumstances and based on natural law. In our present world this commitment is sadly lacking, while marriage itself is denigrated. While couples squabble, their children’s development is put on hold, Jesus re-iterates the need for complete trust and fidelity in marriage. Sometimes, naturally this can be broken and there is need for forgiveness. Also too, essential factors are not present in the marriage at the beginning, which makes the marriage null and void.
We pray for fidelity and mutual respect among couples which will help them towards a life-long commitment to each other. We ask for God’s grace for all those preparing for marriage, and for help in teenagers’ relationships. Amen