Prayer to Saint Joseph for Fathers
Guardian of Jesus and chaste husband of Mary,
you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty.
You supported the Holy Family of Nazareth
with the work of your hands.
Kindly protect those who trustingly
come to you. You know their aspirations,
their hardships, their hopes.
They look to you because they know you
will understand and protect them.
You too knew trial, labor and weariness.
But amid the worries of material life,
your soul was full of deep peace and
sang out in true joy through intimacy
with GOd’s Son entrusted to you and Mary,
His tender Mother.
Assure those you protect that they do not
labor alone. Teach them to find Jesus
near them and to watch over Him
faithfully as you have done. Amen.”