What Catholics Believe

Prayer of Husband and Wife for Each Other

     "Keep us, O Lord, from pettiness. Let us be thoughtful in word and deed. Help us to put away pretense, and face each other in deep trust Without fear or self-pity. Help us to guard against fault-finding, and to be quick in discovering the best in each other and to make the best of every situation. Guard us from ill-temper and hasty judgment. Encourage us to take time for all things, to grow calm, serene, and gentle. Help us to be generous with kind words and compliments. Teach us never to ignore, never to hurt, never to take each other for granted. Engrave charity and compassion on our hearts. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!"