Prayer to Saint Joseph To Obtain a Special Favour.
Feast Day 19th March.
O Blessed Saint Joseph, tender-hearted father, faithful guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God, I pray and beseech thee, to offer to God the Father, His divine Son, bathed in blood on the cross for sinners, and through the thrice holy Name of Jesus obtain for us from the eternal Father the favour we implore… Appease the Divine anger so justly inflamed by our crimes; beg of Jesus mercy for Thy children. Amid the splendours of eternity, forget not the sorrows of those who suffer, those who pray, those who weep; stay the almighty arm which smites us, that by thy prayers and those of Your most holy Spouse the Heart of Jesus may be moved to
pity and to pardon. Amen. Saint Joseph, Pray for us.
Prayer to Saint Joseph Patron of departing Souls.
Oh Saint Joseph whose protection is so great so strong, so prompt before the throne of God.
I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh Saint Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ our Lord. So that having engaged here below your heavenly power I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to thee most loving of fathers. Oh Saint Joseph I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms: I dare not approach while he reposes near your heart press him in my name and kiss his forehead for me and ask him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath, Saint Joseph Patron of departing Souls Pray for me. Amen.
Saint Joseph Patron of Workers
Glorious St. Joseph, you are the pattern of all who work. Obtain for me, please, the grace to work conscientiously and put devotion to duty before my selfish inclinations. Help me to labour in thankfulness and joy, for it is an honour to employ and to develop by my labour the gifts I have received from almighty God. Grant that I may work in orderliness, peace, moderation and patience without shrinking from weariness and difficulties. I offer my fatigue and perplexities as reparation for sin. I shall work, above all, with a pure intention and with detachment from self, having always before my eyes the hour of death and the accounting which I must to render of time ill-spent, of talents unemployed, of good undone, and of empty pride in success, which is so fatal to the work of God. For Jesus through Mary, all in imitation of you, good St. Joseph.
This shall be motto in life and death. Amen.