I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.
A life of prayer
Thérèse of Lisieux said: “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy”. Prayer is at the heart of the Church. As Jesus prayed to his Father often, alone and with others, so we too turn to God at many times during the day and throughout our lives, offering him worship and praise, asking him to help us, and thanking him for the many blessings he has given us. Just as in any relationship, prayer also involves listening. We still our hearts in the business of our lives so that we may hear his voice, calling and leading us in his paths towards his kingdom.
Marriage offers a powerful sign of committed, unqualified love and an openness to the future, whatever it may bring – that makes it a sign of God’s commitment to God’s people – and that is what makes marriage truly wonderful and well worth celebrating.