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Monday, May 1, 2017

Pray for Marriages (First Fruits of our Love)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Today is the feast of St. Joseph, the worker.  We don’t often contemplate the occupation of the foster father of Jesus.  He was but a carpenter and because of his great love for his wife, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his son Jesus, he labored to provide for them.  Much as a wife labors to bring forth life, a husband labors to sustain it.  When one puts the good of self before the good of the other, marriages weaken and eventually fail.    However when there is a mutual self-giving for the good of the other, marriages flourish.

I will most gladly spend and be utterly spent for your sakes. If I love you more, am I to be loved less? 2 Corinthians 12:15

Lord, teach us how to love our spouses first, helping us to give the first fruits of our love to them in union with You and not just the remnants that remain. Mary, most holy,, teach us to align our will with that of our  Lord and our God.  St Joseph, pray for us, that we may never tire of giving for the benefit of our marriage, our family and for the glory of God. 

Answer me, LORD, in your generous love; in your great mercy turn to me. Psalm 69:17

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Love first! Pass it on!