A Psalter for Couples by Pierre-Marie Dumont
Praying the Psalms with the One You Love
A collection of more than 70 psalms to pray as husband and wife through a lifetime of growing in love and faith.
Each psalm concludes with an eloquent prayer that offers up a difficult situation, a great joy, or simply the sanctifying routine of daily life.
Makes a great gift for anniversaries, weddings, engagements, and parish marriage preparation.
Perfect for all couples—no matter what the season of their love.
To pray as a couple
“A man and a woman who love each other! This is God’s masterpiece!” said Pope Francis (General Audience, April 29, 2015). And this masterpiece is a permanent miracle, because “he makes two lives one.” How can this masterpiece retain its magnificence if Christian spouses do not allow themselves the time to experiment in the life of prayer as well, that, in it above all, God might make their two lives one? Some couples are already in the habit of praying together; others pray side by side, but sometimes without a profound union of soul; still others experience awkwardness or difficulty in praying together. It is not unusual for a couple to go through these different spiritual states over the course of a lifetime. Whatever the case, it remains important that Christian spouses establish and consecrate a weekly time of prayer when they will meet to pray together, as a couple. It is more than important; it is vital for their unity! For then they will be able to adapt this time of instituted worship to their own vocation: once a week, they will make a sacred date to pray together, as a couple, with a single voice, one heart and one soul".
~ Pierre-Marie Dumont