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Catholic Church to Married Couples: Pray Before Sex!

Not too worried about ruining the mood, the Catholic Church has unveiled a new prayer for married couples to recite before they get down to business. The prayer is designed to help couples purify their intentions so sex isn't about selfishness or hedonism, so I guess praying that the sex will be good is off limits.

The prayer asks God to:

"Place within us love that truly gives, tenderness that truly unites, self-offering that tells the truth and does not deceive, forgiveness that truly receives, loving physical union that welcomes. Open our hearts to you, to each other and to the goodness of your will."

The prayer is part of a prayer book for spouses that aims to offer support for Catholic couples throughout the different stages of marriage. While I see nothing wrong with people seeking advice from their faith, praying right before sex seems inappropriately timed. But that's just me. What do you think?

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