My heart truly goes out to you. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain you are enduring right now. As I am in the process of trying to convert (waiting for the diocesan bishop to respond to a request to help my wife proceed with an annulment process that scares her to death because of her ex that used to threaten her and her kids’ lives) you may know better than I do about what the Catholic faith says about our suffering. Particularly about “offering it up”. I encourage you to do this asking God to use it as he will to rescue your husband from the desert wilderness he is wandering in aimlessly. And as you do, please know not only we here are praying for you both, but all the angels and saints among the Church victorious in heaven are praying for you too.
Heavenly Father, you who created the bonds of marriage and intended it to be a sacrament whereby your grace would strenthen each husband and wife to sacrificially love one another and live such that each would do what they could to help the other remain close to you and live for you unto your glory and their salvation, your servant bakerann is truly heartbroken. She is in tremendous need of your comfort and care as she struggles to understand and deal with the poor choices her husband has been making. She needs your awesome strength to carry her in this time of distress and exhaustion. She needs your peace to sustain her while she awaits your hand to move in the life of her husband to bring him back to his senses and reconcile their marriage. She needs a sign of hope that will give her enough to persevere in faith that will allow her the patience to wait upon you as you help her husband in your good time. And of course her husband is in desperate need of an intervention so that he can be freed of the bondage to drug addiction enabling him to receive the counseling/treatment he needs for his depression. Father, we know it is not your will that marriages be put assunder. We know you desire the death of no man, physical or spiritual. We know your desire is for repentance and new life lived in you. Bakerann’s husband is not capable of turning himself around right now. Only you can do for him what he needs. Please we all here beseech you on behalf of bakerann and her husband, that in concert with your holy will, with your intentions for your creation, and your desire for circumcised hearts to come to you, please hear our prayers and fulfill these requests for bakerann and her husband. Look upon bakerann and see her and all who here pray for her and her husband as though we were those who brought the paralyzed man to your Son Jesus, who could neither seek you out nor confess his sins. Grant bakerann’s husband to be forgiven and healed as Christ Jesus healed that poor paralytic. Please we humbly ask you through him who is the great physician, Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and in the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.