Happy Valentine’s Day To All Married Couples!
“Then Tobias exhorted the virgin, and said to her: ‘Sara, arise, and let us pray to God today, and tomorrow, and the next day: because for these three nights we are joined to God: and when the third night is over, we will be in our own wedlock.
For we are the children of saints, and we must not be joined together like heathens that know not God.’
So they both arose, and prayed earnestly both together that health might be given them, and Tobias said: ‘Lord God of our fathers, may the heavens and the earth, and the sea, and the fountains, and the rivers, and all Thy creatures that are in them, bless Thee.
Thou madest Adam of the slime of the earth, and gavest him Eve for a helper.
And now, Lord, thou knowest, that not for fleshly lust do I take my sister to wife, but only for the love of posterity, in which Thy name may be blessed for ever and ever.’
Sara also said: ; ‘Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, and let us grow old both together in health.’” (Tobias 8:4-10)