Prayers to St. Joseph

Prayer to St. Joseph for Assistance

O glorious St. Joseph, you were chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus, the most pure spouse of Mary ever Virgin, and the head of the holy family. You have been chosen by Christ’s Vicar as the heavenly patron and protector of the Church founded by Christ. Therefore it is with great confidence that I implore your powerful assistance for the whole Church on earth. Protect in a special manner, with true fatherly love, the Pope and all bishops and priests in communion with the See of Peter. Be the protector of all who labor for souls amid the trials and tribulations of this life, and grant that all peoples of the world may follow Christ and the Church He founded.

Dear St. Joseph, accept the offering of myself which I now make to you. I dedicate myself to your service, that you may ever be my father, my protector, and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love for the spiritual life. May all my actions, after your example, be directed to the greater glory of God, in union with the divine Heart of Jesus, the immaculate heart of Mary, and your own paternal heart.

Finally, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death.

Prayer to Saint Joseph for a Difficult Problem

O Glorious St. Joseph, thou who hast power to render possible even things which are considered impossible, come to our aid in our present trouble and distress. Take this important and difficult affair under thy particular protection, that it may end happily. (mention your request)

O dear St. Joseph, all our confidence is in thee. Let it not be said that we would invoke thee in vain; and since thou art so powerful with Jesus and Mary, show that thy goodness equals thy power. Amen.

St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.

Memorare to Saint Joseph

Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted. Full of confidence in your power, I fly unto you, and beg your protection. despise not, O foster-father of the Redeemer, my humble supplication but in your bounty hear and answer me. Amen.

Chaplet of St Joseph

This chaplet is divided into 15 groups of four beads consisting of one white and three purple beads. The white beads symbolize St. Joseph’s purity, and the purple his saintly piety. A mystery of the rosary is considered on each white bead and two “Hail Mary’s” are said. The purple beads say “Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

The chaplet is ended with the following prayer:

V. Pray for us, O Holy St. Joseph.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY

O God, Who has predestined St. Joseph from all eternity for the service of Thine eternal Son and His blessed Mother, and made him worthy to be the spouse of this blessed Virgin and the foster-father of Thy Son: we beseech Thee, through all the services he has rendered to Jesus and Mary on earth, that Thou wouldst make us worthy of his intercession and grant us to enjoy the happiness of this company in heaven. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Church Militant

Petitions and Dedications to St. Joseph

O glorious St. Joseph, you were chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus, the most pure spouse of Mary ever Virgin, and the head of the holy family. You have been chosen by Christ’s Vicar as the heavenly patron and protector of the Church founded by Christ. Therefore it is with great confidence that I implore your powerful assistance for the whole Church on earth. Protect in a special manner, with true fatherly love, the Pope and all bishops and priests in communion with the See of Peter. Be the protector of all who labor for souls amid the trials and tribulations of this life, and grant that all peoples of the world may follow Christ and the Church He founded.

Dear St. Joseph, accept the offering of myself which I now make to you. I dedicate myself to your service, that you may ever be my father, my protector, and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love for the spiritual life. May all my actions, after your example, be directed to the greater glory of God, in union with the divine Heart of Jesus, the immaculate heart of Mary, and your own paternal heart. Finally, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death.

The Litany of Saint Joseph

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, *

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, *

God the Holy Spirit, *

Holy Trinity, One God, *

Holy Mary, **

St. Joseph, **

Renowned offspring of David, **

Light of Patriarchs, **

Spouse of the Mother of God, **

Chaste guardian of the Virgin, **

Foster father of the Son of God, **

Diligent protector of Christ, **

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, You who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!

Lamb of God, You who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!

Lamb of God, You who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. He made him the lord of His household.

R. And prince over all His possessions.

* Have mercy on us.

** Pray for us.

Let us pray

O God, Who in Your ineffable providence did vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Your most holy Mother; grant, we beseech You, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector. Who live and reign, world without end. Amen.

 

THE SEVEN SORROWS AND SEVEN JOYS OF ST. JOSEPH

The Seven Sorrows of Saint Joseph The Seven Joys of Saint Joseph
1. The doubts of St. Joseph 1. Told of the Incarnation
2. The poverty of Jesus’ birth 2. Angels adore the Infant Jesus
3. The Circumsion 3. Holy Name of Jesus
4. The prophecy of Simeon 4. Effects of the Redemption
5. The flight into Egypt 5. Overthrow of the idols in Egypt
6. The return to Nazareth 6. Life with Jesus & Mary
7. The loss of the Child Jesus 7. Jesus found in the temple

PRAYERS IN HONOR OF THE SEVEN JOYS AND SORROWS OF ST. JOSEPH

1.  O chaste Spouse of Mary most holy, glorious St. Joseph, great was the trouble and anguish of thy heart when thou wert minded to put away privately thine inviolate Spouse, yet thy joy was unspeakable when the surpassing mystery of the incarnation was made know to thee by the Angel!

    By this sorrow and this joy, we beseech thee to comfort our souls, both now and in the sorrows of our final hour, with the joy of a good life and a holy death after the pattern of thine own, in the arms of Jesus and Mary.  (Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

2.  O most blessed Patriarch, glorious St. Joseph, who was chosen to be the foster father of the Word made flesh, thy sorrow at seeing the Child Jesus born in such poverty was suddenly changed into heavenly exultation when thou didst hear the angelic hymn and beheld the glories of that resplendent night.

    By this sorrow and this joy, we implore thee to obtain for us the grace to pass over from life’s pathway to hear the angelic songs of praise, and to rejoice in the shining splendor of celestial glory.  (Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

3.  O glorious St. Joseph, thou faithfully obeyed the law of God, and thy heart was pierced at the sight of the Precious Blood that was shed by the Infant Savior during His Circumsion, but the Name of Jesus gave thee new life and filled thee with quiet joy.

    By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us the grace to be freed from all sin during life, and to die rejoicing, with the holy Name of Jesus in our hearts and on our lips.  (Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

4.  O most faithful Saint who shared the mysteries of our Redemption, glorious St. Joseph, the prophecy of Simeon regarding the suffering of Jesus and Mary caused thee to shudder with mortal dread, but at the same time filled thee with a blessed joy for the salvation and glorious resurrection which, he foretold, would be attained by countless souls.

    By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us that we may be among the number of those who, through the merits of Jesus and the intercession of Mary the Virgin Mother, are predestined to a glorious resurrection.  (Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

5.  O most watchful Guardian of the Incarnate Son of God, glorious St. Joseph, what toil was thine in supporting and waiting upon the Son of the most high God, especially in the flight into Egypt! Yet a the same time, how thou didst rejoice to have always near you God Himself, and to see the idols of the Egyptians fall prostrate to the ground before Him.

    By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us the grace of keeping ourselves in safety from the infernal tyrant, especially by flight from dangerous occasions; may every idol of earthly affection fall from our hearts; may we be wholly employed in serving Jesus and Mary, and for them alone may we live and happily die.  (Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

6.  O glorious St. Joseph, an angel on earth, thou didst marvel to see the King of Heaven obedient to thy commands, but thy consolation in bringing Jesus out of the land of Egypt was troubled by thy fear of Archelaus; nevertheless, being assured by the Angel, thou dwelt in gladness at Nazareth with Jesus and Mary.

    By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us that our hearts may be delivered from harmful fears, so that we may rejoice in peace of conscience and may live in safety with Jesus and Mary and may, like thee, die in their company.  (Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

7.  O glorious St. Joseph, pattern of all holiness, when thou didst lose, through no fault of thine own, the Child Jesus, thou sought Him sorrowing for the space of three days, until with great joy thou didst find Him again in the Temple, sitting in the middle of the doctors.

    By this sorrow and this joy, we supplicate thee, with our hearts upon our lips, to keep us from ever having the misfortune to lose Jesus through mortal sin; but if this supreme misfortune should befall us, grant that we may seek Him with unceasing sorrow until we find Him again, ready to show us His great mercy, especially at the hour of death; so that we may pass over to enjoy His presence in Heaven; and there, in company with thee, may we sing the praises of His Divine mercy forever.  (Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

    Antiphon. And Jesus Himself was beginning about the age of thirty years, being (as it was supposed) the Son of Joseph

    V.    Pray for us, O holy Joseph,

    R.   That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

    Let us pray

    O God, Who in Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, grant, we beseech Thee, that he whom we venerate as our protector on earth may be our intercessor in Heaven. Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

PRAYER

Pray for us, then, O great Saint Joseph, and by thy love for Jesus and Mary, and by their love for thee, obtain for us the supreme happiness of living and dying in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.

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