Joined by Grace: A Catholic Prayer Book for Engaged and Newly Married Couples

Author: John Bosio
Author: Teri Bosio

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: April 28, 2017

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This Joined by Grace prayer book introduces engaged and newly married couples to the rich traditions of Catholic prayer: how Catholics pray, texts of our most commonly used prayers, and a primer on devotions.

A warm invitation to the faith and a simple approach to Catholicism, Joined by Grace: A Catholic Prayer Book for Engaged and Newly Married Couples is a book for beginners and those who want to know more about Catholic prayer life. The book offers guidance about the ways to pray, background information on prayers and devotions, and simple how-to instructions. Family members and friends, as well as pastors, mentor couples, and others working in marriage ministries will find this a perfect gift for engaged and newly married couples.

Couples can learn how to pray spontaneously, offer thanks and praise, petition God, and express sorrow. There is guidance on blessings, praying with scripture, and liturgical prayer. The book also can be used to learn common Catholic prayers such as the Our Father, Doxology, and Hail Mary. Beyond the most essential Catholic prayers, the book offers insight and instruction for participating in the great devotions of the Church such as the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, the Angelus, and Eucharistic Adoration. The last part of the book offers meditations on the seven sacraments as conduits of grace in our everyday lives.

To find out more about the Joined by Grace marriage preparation program visit or check out the Joined by Grace Starter Pack.

Product Details

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781594717277

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “The most important thing you will ever do.”


    “Praying together as a family is the most important thing you will ever do. Read this book and you'll know why.”

    Jon Leonetti
    Catholic radio host and author of Your God is Too Boring

  • “The perfect resource for couples who want to become spiritually one.”


    “Authentic intimacy comes from the joining of spouses’ souls as well as their hearts. Prayer is how you put them together. Teri and John Bosio’s book is the perfect resource for  couples who want to become spiritually one.”

    Alice Heinzen
    Director of Family Life
    Diocese of La Crosse

  • “A great little prayer book.”


    “This book gathers prayers and practices that have sustained Catholic families for generations. It contains everything a couple needs to build their life together around a faithful connection to God. Here is a great little prayer book for couples just starting out.”

    Josh and Stacy Noem
    Catholic bloggers at

  • “An invitation to prayer.”


    “This book is a greatly needed resource for young couples. It contains basic Catholic prayers, with explanations that are presented in a warm and personal style. It is more than a prayer book. It is an invitation to prayer. I am confident that this book will be a source of blessings and inspiration for all who read it.”

    Most Rev. David R. Choby
    Bishop of Nashville

  • “A book every engaged couple should have.”


    The apostles asked Jesus, ‘Lord teach us how to pray.’ John and Teri Bosio have compiled a wonderful Catholic prayer book for engaged and newlywed couples to guide them through their journey of faith and teach them to pray. It is a book every engaged couple should have!”

    Deacon Tom Samoray
    Family Life Director
    Diocese of Nashville

  • “A very helpful guide.”


    “This book does a beautiful job to explain what Catholics believe about prayer, but also why we believe it. This is a very helpful guide for both Catholic couples and couples of mixed religious backgrounds. Joined by Grace will be a gift my wife and I give all couples we help prepare for marriage.”


    Deacon Paul Taylor
    St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
    Lebanon, Tennessee

  • “A simple, beautifully designed resource.”


    “The book is a simple, beautifully designed resource with both the basics of Catholic spirituality and prayers alongside lesser-known devotions.”

    Stephanie Calis
    Cofounder of Spoken Bride

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