Prayer for Our Family
O St. Joseph, I know that you came from a line of prophets and kings. But you lived a humble life at Nazareth as a carpenter and guide of the Holy Family. You loved the Blessed Virgin Mary and were faithful to her. With Mary you shared simplicity, respect and trust and were betrothed to one another in reciprocal love. Deign to look upon my family with solicitous love and help us to live these virtues in our own lives. I place my intentions before you this day and ask you to intercede for us at Jesus’ throne. Walk with us through the uncertainties of life and teach us how to surrender to the Lord the moments of confusion, to listen with our hearts when the Spirit speaks to us so that, like you, we may accomplish all that the Lord has planned for us. Amen
A Prayer for Fathers and Mothers
St. Joseph, pure spouse of Mary, we humbly ask you to obtain for us a true devotion to our tender Mother, Teacher and Queen. By divine will, your mission was associated to Mary’s. with Mary you shared sufferings and joys; with her there was a holy rivalry in virtue, work and merits union of mind and of heart. St. Joseph, pray for fathers and mothers. Obtain for us the grace to be devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to imitate her, to love her, to pray to her always. Draw many souls to her maternal heart.
St. Joseph, pray for us.