Powerful Prayer to St. Joseph
This most ancient prayer to our spiritual father, St. Joseph, was discovered in the year 50 A.D. The more specific promises that have come to be attached to this prayer are: a special protection from sudden death by drowning, burning or poison, and victory in battle (the battle of life). It may be used as a Novena Prayer for nine successive days for your own personal intentions. If you say this prayer for nine mornings, it has never been known to fail. So, be sure you really want what you ask for!
Over 1900 year old Prayer to St. Joseph
“Oh, St. Joseph
whose protection is so great,
so strong, so prompt before
the throne of God,
I place in you all my interest
and all my desires.
Oh, St. 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 the
most loving of Fathers.
Oh, St. 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 fine head for me
and ask Him to return the Kiss
when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls,
Pray for us.”
Second Prayer to St. Joseph
father and guardian of virgins,
into whose faithful keeping
were entrusted Innocency itself,
Christ Jesus, and Mary,
the Virgin of virgins,
I pray and beseech Thee
through Jesus and Mary,
those pledges so dear to you,
to keep me from all uncleanness,
and to grant that my mind
may be untainted, my heart
pure and my body chaste;
help me always to serve Jesus
and Mary in perfect chastity.
Saint Joseph Prayer of Protection
“Great St. Joseph,
whose protection is so strong and prompt before
the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests
and desires. Assist me by your most powerful
intercession to obtain all spiritual blessings,
in Jesus Christ, our Lord. And, by gaining here
below your Heavenly favor, I offer my thanksgiving
and homage to God, the most loving of Fathers.
Oh Great St. Joseph, I never weary in thinking of you,
with the Child Jesus asleep in your arms.
Ask for me the favor of His love, when I draw my
dying breath! St. Joseph, the Patron of
departing souls — Pray for me.”
About St. Joseph
St. Joseph was of the royal family of David by birth, but was living in humble obscurity as a carpenter when God raised him to the highest sanctity, and chose him to be the spouse of His Virgin Mother, and foster-father and guardian to Jesus. Joseph, says Holy Scripture, was a just man; he was innocent and pure, and became the husband of Mary, he was gentle and tender, as one worthy to be named the father of Jesus. When he learned that Mary carried within her womb the Lord of Heaven, he feared to take her as his wife, but an angel told him not to fear, and all doubts vanished.
When Herod sought the life of the divine infant, an angel told Joseph in a dream to flee with the Child and His Mother into Egypt. Joseph at once arose and obeyed.
Being directed by God in another vision he returned to the land of Herod Antipas, in Galilee, to his former home in Nazareth. When Jesus was a little older Joseph and Mary found him in the temple after being missing for three days. When Mary asked him why He had done this to them Jesus replied, “Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business”? Even though he stayed in the temple unknown to His parents, in the end He was still obedient to them.
There is no further mention of St. Joseph in Scripture after this and he is presumed to have died before the marriage of Cana and the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. We can imagine the happiness of Jesus and Mary attending to his death praying by him and comforting him in his last moments.
Feast Day: March 19th
Name Meaning: “He Shall Add”
Patron Saint of: Families, Carpenters, Married Couples, Laborers, House Seekers, The Universal Church, A Happy Death