Prayer to St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus
Prayer to St. Joseph
We turn in our trouble to thee, Blessed Joseph, and after praying for aid from thy holy Spouse, we seek with confidence thy patronage also. By the affection that united thee to the Virgin Immaculate Mother of God; by the fatherly love wherewith thou didst surround the Infant Jesus; we beseech thee to help us to the possession of the heritage that Jesus Christ conquered for us by His Blood, and to aid us by thy power and succor in our need.
Foster, O thou most wise guardian of the Holy Family, the elect people of Jesus Christ. Keep us, O thou most loving father, from every spot of error and corruption. Be favorable and help us from the heights of heaven, O thou our most mighty deliverer, in the fight we must wage against the powers of darkness. And even as thou didst once snatch the Child Jesus from the danger of death, so now defend the Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Grant us thy perpetual protection, so that, sustained by thy example and thy help, we may live in holiness, and die in piety, and reach the everlasting blessedness of heaven.
In this Prayer to St. Joseph, we ask St. Joseph to help and guard us and our Catholic Church so that we may be holy and protected. St. Joseph (sometimes called St. Joseph the worker) was a man of great faith. Due to the adversities he faced in caring for the Christ Child and the Blessed Virgin Mary, he is often turned to for help for a difficult problem, for help finding employment, for help for a husband, and even to sell a house. Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary had a devoted, strong, and faithful man in St. Joseph. We can all learn from him how to live completely as God call us to-never wavering in devotion to God and His plans for our lives.
Do you know that St. Joseph has two feast days? March 19 is the feast day of St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and May 1 is the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker. If you want to learn more about St. Joseph’s two feast days, Franciscan Media has an article about this.