A Daily Prayer to Saint Joseph

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O holy Saint Joseph adopt me as your child; take charge of my salvation; watch over me day and night; preserve me from occasions of sin; obtain for me purity of body and soul, and the spirit of prayer, through your intercession with Jesus. Grant me a spirit of sacrifice, of humility and self-denial; obtain for me a burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and a tender love for Mary, my Mother.

Saint Joseph, be with me in life, be with me in death, and obtain for me a favorable judgment from Jesus, my merciful Savior. Amen

 

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Saint Joseph Guide

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“Our Lord has given me today a singular grace. He has inspired me to dedicate myself in an especial manner to Saint Joseph as to my father, leader and protector….He will be the spiritual director of my interior life, in order that I may lead that same life with him, hidden with Jesus and Mary and with his own self. I will imitate him especially in his silence regarding himself….   Saint Pierre Julien Eymard

St. Joseph Prudent Servant

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Saint Joseph was so reserved and careful in his speech, that not one word ever issued from his mouth that was not good and holy, nor did he ever indulge in unnecessary or less charitable conversation. He was most patient and diligent in bearing fatigue; he practiced extreme poverty; he was most meek in bearing injuries; he was strong and constant against my enemies; he was the faithful witness of the wonders of Heaven, being dead to the flesh and the world, living only for God and for heavenly goods, which were the only things he desired.

Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden

Obedient to Saint Joseph

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“The two greatest personages who ever lived on this earth subjected themselves to Saint Joseph. Jesus wished to become indebted to Saint Joseph for the necessities of life, and of this holy Patriarch alone it may be said that he saved the life of his Savior.  Let us love Jesus above all; let us love Mary as our Mother; but, then, how could we keep from loving Joseph, who was so intimately united to both Jesus and Mary? And how can we honor him better than by imitating his virtues? Now, what else did he do in all his life but contemplate, study and adore Jesus, even in the midst of his daily labors? Behold, therefore, our model.”

Saint Madaleine Sophie Barat

Homage to Saint Joseph

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“If you compare Saint Joseph to the whole Church is he not the special and chosen being of whom and under whom the Lord was introduced into the world with becoming dignity? If all the faithful are debtors to the Virgin Mother for being made worthy through her to receive the Redeemer, there can be no doubt that next to the Mother of God we owe to Saint Joseph our special homage and veneration.”

Saint Bernardine of Siena

Saint Joseph Great Saint

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“Oh, what a great saint is the glorious Saint Joseph! He is not only a Patriarch, but the chief and leader of the Patriarchs; he is not simply a Confessor, but more than a Confessor, for in him are enshrined the worth of Bishops, the generosity of Martyrs, and of all the other saints. It is, therefore, with reason that he is compared to the palm tree, which is the king of trees, and which has the properties of virginity, humility, courage and constancy, in all which virtues the glorious Saint Joseph excelled so greatly. If we may venture to make comparisons, many would maintain that he surpasses all the other saints in these three virtues.”

Saint Francis de Sales

Litany of St. Joseph

When we are worried about our families, concerned about financial hardships and unsure about what the future holds, here is a prayer that one can say to St. Joseph, asking for his intercession:

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
St. Joseph,        ”
Renowned offspring of David,    pray for us
Light of Patriarchs, Spouse of the Mother of God,  pray for us
Diligent protector of Christ,        pray for us
Head of the Holy Family,                   ”
Joseph, most just,                             ”
Joseph, most chaste,
Joseph, most prudent,
Joseph, most strong,
Joseph, most obedient,
Joseph, most faithful,
Mirror of patience,
Lover of poverty,
Model of artisans,
Glory of home life,
Guardian of virgins,
Pillar of families,
Solace of the wretched,
Hope of the sick,
Patron of the dying,
Terror of demons,
Protector of Holy Church,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
He make him the lord of His household.
And prince over all His possessions.
Let us pray:
O God, Who in your great providence did choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Your most Holy Mother; grant, we beseech you, that we may have him for our intercessor in Heaven, whom we venerate as our protector on earth: You who live and reign world without end. Amen.