through intercession of st. joseph
To St. Joseph for Protection
Gracious St. Joseph, protect me and my family from all evil as you
did the Holy Family. Kindly keep us ever united in the love of Christ,
ever fervent in imitation of the virtue of our Blessed Lady, your
sinless spouse, and always faithful in devotion to you. Amen.
to Saint Joseph to Know One's Vocation
O Great Saint Joseph, you were completely obedient to the guidance
of the Holy Spirit. Obtain for me the grace to know the state of
life that God in his providence has chosen for me. Since my happiness
on earth, and perhaps even my final happiness in heaven, depends
on this choice, let me not be deceived in making it.
Obtain for me the light to know God's Will, to carry it out faithfully,
and to choose the vocation which will lead me to a happy eternity.
To St. Joseph
Blessed Joseph, husband of Mary, be with us this day.
You protected and cherished the Virgin;
loving the Child Jesus as your son,
you rescued Him from danger of death.
Defend the Church, the household of God,
purchased by the blood of Christ.
Guardian of the Holy Family,
be with us in our trials.
May your prayers obtain for us
the strength to flee from error
and wrestle with the powers of corruption
so that in life we may grow in holiness
and in death rejoice in the crown of victory.
(A partial indulgence.)
to St. Joseph as Consoler of the Afflicted
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.
O Saint Joseph, my patron and my advocate, to you do I have recourse
that you may obtain for me that grace for which I humbly pray. It
may well be that the disappointments and the bitterness in my life
may be the just punishment for my sins. But even If I should have
to recognize my own guilt, need I lose hope in obtaining the help
of the Lord? ‘Oh no,’ would be the answer of your devoted
client, Saint Theresa, ‘indeed, nor all you poor sinners.
No matter how great your needs, turn to the powerful help of Saint
Joseph. Go to Saint Joseph with sincere confidence and rest assured
that your pleas will be heard.
Following the teaching of Saint Theresa, therefore, I present myself
before your glorious throne, 0 Holy Saint Joseph and beg for your
powerful intercession in my present tribulations.
Bring my petitions before the throne of God, that by your power
and mercy I may obtain that which of myself I would not be worthy
to receive. And grant that having obtained the favorable answer
to my petition, I may return to your altar and there fulfill my
devotion of praise end thanksgiving for your Intercession.
Remember O most merciful foster father of the Lord Jesus, that no
one who has ever had recourse to you was left unaided. Countless
are the graces and favors which you have obtained in answer to the
prayers addressed to you. The sick, the oppressed, those who suffer
injustice, the betrayed, the abandoned, in short, all who have had
recourse to your protection were aided in their afflictions. O Holy
Saint Joseph, do not leave me to be the only one to be deprived
of your help. Show yourself kindly and generously even to me, so
that my prayers of thanksgiving for your mercy may rebound for the
greater glory of God.
O Saint Joseph, head of the Holy Family, I venerate you from the
profoundest depth of my heart. To the afflicted who have appealed
to you before me, you have granted comfort and peace. Console even
my own poor afflicted soul. You know all my needs, Saint Joseph,
even before I set them before you in prayers. O powerful Saint Joseph,
you know how important this petition is for me. I place all my hope
in your intercession.
Grant me the answer to the favor for which I so desperately pray
and I pledge myself to spread your devotion everywhere and to support,
within the limits of my abilities, those charities which, in your
name, aid the afflicted and the dying throughout the world.
Saint Joseph, consoler of the afflicted, have mercy on my Sorrow.