Couples Prayer

“The family that prays together, stays together.” Fr. Patrick Peyton   Prayers for Catholic Couples with Reflections from Pope Francis’ The Joy of Love item#BPCCE7 Shared Prayer, A Help for Married Love by Father William Rabior: Liguori Publications Happy Together, the Catholic Blueprint for a Loving Marriage by John Bosio                                                                        Also available in Spanish in PDF format from Twenty-Third Publications Blessed is Marriage, A Guide to the Beatitudes for Catholic Couples by John Bosio To Have and To Hold: A Daily Marriage Devotional by Barbara Canale God Calling by A.J. Russell A Living Room Retreat  by Helen Cecelia Swift Moments Together for Couples by Dennis and Barbara Rainey Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly, especially the Prayer Process Couple’s Devotional Bible Calendar, daily marriage-building devotions, Zondervan Married Couple’s Prayer to the Sacred Heart Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life, A Practical Guide to Prayer for Active People by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. The 5 pillars are: (1) The Holy Eucharist, (2) Spontaneous Prayer, (3) the Beatitudes, (4) Partnership w/ the Holy Spirit (Peace, Inspiration, and Transformation), and (5) the Contemplative Life (Getting Started: Building a Contemplative Base). Also includes “A Checklist for Growth in the Spiritual Life.” The Art of Praying, The Principles and Methods of Christian Prayer by Romano Guardini. Ways you can improve improve your prayers and grow closer to God. A Psalter for Couples, Praying the Psalms with the One You Love by Pierre-Marie Dumont. Structured according to the mysteries that give meaning to the life of couples, be they joyful, glorious, sorrowful, luminous, dark, unhappy, or merciful. Prayers for Married Couples by Renee Bartkowski. Prayers to make it easier for a couple to pray aloud together and to promote a more open and expressive sharing of attitudes and feelings.       

I Pray, You Pray, We All Pray: Fostering Couple Prayer

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