Prayer to St. Joseph for work

St Joseph the Worker
Symbols of St Joseph
St Joseph in his workshop with Jesus

Prayer to Know One's Vocation
O great St. Joseph, you were completely obedient to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Obtain for me the grace to know the state of life that God in His providence has chosen for me. Since my happiness on earth, and perhaps even my final happiness in heaven, depends on this choice, let me not be deceived in making it. Obtain for me the light to know God's Will, to carry it out faithfully, and to choose the vocation which will lead me to a happy eternity. Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph for Carpenters
Dear Saint, you are the Patron of the family of the Church. God chose you to be the head and protector of the Holy Family of Nazareth. You chose to do a carpenter's work which made some say about Jesus: "Is He not the carpenter's son?" Deign to bless and encourage carpenters whose work is so much like yours. Amen.

Lord God, You have created all things, and imposed on man the necessity of work. Grant that, following St. Joseph's example, and under his protection, we may accomplish the works You give us and obtain the rewards You promise. Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph, Patron of Workers
Dear Patron of God's Church, you are honored by her as the Worker, the humble carpenter of Nazareth. According to St. Teresa of Avila, you are universal in your intercessions.
Inspire workers of all kinds to walk ever in your footsteps as faithful servants coupling charity with justice and becoming true followers of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph for Employment
Dear Saint Joseph, you were yourself once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon me in my anxiety over my present inability to support my family. Please help me to find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from my heart and that I am soon able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to my care. Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen.

St Joseph Prayer for Fidelity to Work
This prayer to St. Joseph, patron of workers, helps us call to mind that all of our labor is part of our struggle on the road to heaven.

This beautiful prayer, composed by Blessed Pope John XXIII (1958-63), places all workers under the patronage of St. Joseph the Worker, and asks for his intercession so that we may regard our work as a means of growing in holiness.

Prayer to St. Joseph, as Patron of Workers
Blessed St. Joseph, patron of all working people, obtain for me the grace to labor in a spirit of penance for the atonement of my many sins. Help me to be conscientious in my work so that I may give as full a measure as I have received.

May I labor in a spirit of thankfulness and joy, ever mindful of all the gifts I have received from God that enable me to perform these tasks. Permit me to work in peace, patience, and moderation, keeping in mind the account I must one day give of time lost, talents unused, good omitted, and vanity of success, so fatal to the work of God. Glorious St. Joseph, may my labors be all for Jesus, all through Mary, and all after your holy example in life and in death. Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph the Workman
Composed by Pope St. Pius X
O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch, St. Joseph. Such shall be my watch-word in life and in death.

Prayer for one who has a Laborious OccupationO Blessed Joseph, who passed thy life in the painful labors of a humble profession, I take thee as my model and my protector. Obtain for me that I may bear patiently the pains and fatigues of my state, so that like thee sanctifying my labors, I May merit a crown in Heaven. Amen.

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