While I hate to pick favorites, I do have to say that I absolutely love the fact that the Holy Father’s prayer intention for this month is for US! Yes, the entire Catholic Church will be praying for parents and teachers this month, and as Family Formation parents, it’s like double prayer! (Okay, I admit the theology of that assertion may be a bit shaky, but you get the idea.) Anyway, in honor of this intention, I’m going to repost the prayer below every day in August as our daily reminder to pray and that others are praying for us.
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all our associates, and in particular for the intentions of our Holy Father for this month; that parents and teachers may help the new generation to grow in upright conscience and life.