Friday, June 15, 2012

June: Pray for Our Husbands' Leadership Role in the Family

      In January, I introduced the idea of praying themes for a year of praying for our husbands. Today I bring the theme of June to you.......(sorry it is late...)

June: Pray for our husbands' leadership role in the family.......and our own role, as the heart of the family, under the patronage of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

by Elena Flerova

Dear God,

Please guide our husbands to be the true, Godly leader that you want them to become.  So many families today are in crisis, a problem that may well be solved by men taking their rightful role as the leader of their family. Please help them to be good examples to their children, especially their sons.

And, God, please help us, as their wives, to allow our husbands to provide encouragement, to avoid thwarting their initiatives, to make room for our men to bloom as the leaders they were meant to be.

Please help us to remember to pray daily to the Holy Ghost for guidance for our husbands to lead throughout their day.

Noah assembles the Ark

Jane Austen's Mr. Bennett paid dearly
for not taking a strong leadership role in his family....

From: 1 Timothy 3:1-5
A faithful saying: if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. It behoveth therefore a bishop to be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, of good behaviour, chaste, given to hospitality, a teacher, Not given to wine, no striker, but modest, not quarrelsome, not covetous, but One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity. But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?

From Ephesians 6:4
And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord.



“Every father should remember that one day his son

will follow his example instead of his advice”


Family Prayer to the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus, we entrust our family to You. Look down upon us and reveal to us the treasures of love, goodness, and grace in Your Heart. Forgive our sins and fortify our weakness, that we may serve You faithfully as You deserve. These favors we ask for ourselves and for every family in our neighborhood and homeland. Heart of Jesus, pierced by a soldier's lance on Calvary, be our refuge in life and our gateway to Paradise. Amen.

Memorare to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Remember, O most kind Jesus, that none who have had recourse to Your Sacred Heart, implored Its assistance, or called for mercy, have ever been abandoned. Filled, and animated by this same confidence, O Divine Heart, Ruler of all hearts, I fly to You, and oppressed beneath the weight of my sins, I prostrate myself before You. Despise not Your unworthy child, but grant me, I pray, an entrance into Your Sacred Heart. Sustain me in all my combats and be with me now, and at all times, but especially in the hour of my death. O gracious Jesus! O amiable Jesus! O loving Jesus!

Remember to take all of these intentions to our Dear Lord in the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday.

Please leave any special prayer requests in the comments. We really want to pray for you and with you.

Prayerfully yours, in the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

                                           Chari & Willa


  1. I think it's perfect, to have it on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart!

    1. Yes! You are right! Perfect timing.


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