Day 221: The Celebration of Marriage (1618-1624)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, O God, you are so good. You are so good that you give us these gifts, and we do not do anything to deserve them. You give us life, and we did nothing to deserve it. You give us love, and we did nothing to deserve it. You call us to be love in this world, to give love to the people around us, to be like you. And we do not even realize so often the great gifts that you continue to pour out on us. So Lord, please open our eyes so we can see your gifts. Open our hearts that we can be grateful for your gifts. The gift of life. The gift of the heart that is in our chest, the breath that is in our lungs. The ability to know who you are and to know that you have not forgotten us. And then even in our weakness and our woundedness, you have not abandoned us. Lord, help us to love well. Help us to be like you. And I make this prayer in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”