A Prayer to Saint Joseph

To you, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our

tribulations, and while imploring the aid of your most

holy spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.


By that love which united you to the Immaculate Virgin

Mother of God, and by the fatherly affection with which

you embraced the Infant Jesus, we humbly beseech you

graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ

purchased by his blood, and to help us in our necessities

by your powerful intercession.


Protect, O most provident guardian of the Holy Family,

the chosen children of Jesus Christ; ward off from us,

O most loving father, all taint of error and corruption;

graciously assist us from heaven, O most powerful

protector, in our struggle with the powers of darkness;

and as you once rescued the Child Jesus from imminent

peril to his life, so now defend the Holy Church of God

from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity.


Shield each one of us with your unceasing patronage,

that, imitating your example, and supported by your aid,

we may be enabled to lead a good life, die a holy death,

and secure everlasting happiness in heaven.