Prayers to St. Joseph
"Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who are devoted to labor,
obtain for me the grace to work in the spirit of penance in expiation
of my many sins; to work conscientiously by placing love of duty
above my inclinations; to gratefully and joyously deem it an honor
to employ and to develop by labor the gifts I have received from
God, to work methodically, peacefully, and in moderation and patience,
without ever shrinking from it through weariness or difficulty
to work; above all, with purity of intention and unselfishness,
having unceasingly before my eyes death and the account I have
to render of time lost, talents unused, good not done, and vain
complacency in success, so baneful to the work of God. All for
Jesus, all for Mary, all to imitate thee, O patriarch St. Joseph!
This shall be my motto for life and eternity." - Pope Pius
St Joseph Prayer and Promise
By St. Alphonsus Liguori
O Holy Patriarch, I rejoice with thee at the exalted dignity by
which thou wast deemed worthy to act as father to Jesus, to give
Him orders and to be obeyed by Him whom Heaven and earth obey.
O great Saint, as thou wast served by God, I too wish to be taken
into thy service. I choose thee, after Mary, to be my chief advocate
and protector. i promise to honor thee every day by some special
act of devotion and by placing myself under thy daily protection.
By that sweet company which Jesus and Mary gave thee in thy lifetime,
I beseech thee to protect me all through life, so that I may never
separate myself from my God by losing His grace.
Mt dear St Joseph. pray to Jesus for me. Certainly He can never
refuse thee anything, as He obeyed all Thine orders while on earth.
Tell Him to detach me from all creatures and from myself, to inflame
me with His holy love, and then do with me what he pleases. And
by that assistance which Jesus and Mary gave thee at death , I
beg of thee to protect me in a special way at the hour of my death,
so that dying, assisted by thee, in the company of Jesus and Mary,
I may go to thank the in paradise, and in thy company praise my
God for al eternity. Amen.
Glory be (three times)
St. Joseph Devotion from
the Litany of St. Joseph
"O God, who in thine unspeakable providence did vouchsafe
to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of thy most holy Mother,
grant, we beseech thee, that we may deserve to have him as our
intercessor in heaven whome we venerate on Earth as our protector."
The Eight Promises of St. Joseph
1. God will grant special graces to those that do not know me,
to have a great devotion to me.
2. God will bless all who are married and the blessing in their
family will be without limit.
3. Those married and without children will be blessed with offspring.
4. God will give special graces to be delivered from temptations
and the attacks of the devil.
5. They shall have a good and happy death.
6. They shall overcome their trials and tribulations.
7. God shall grant them immediate help when they invoke my intercession,
for the demons have extreme dread of the invocation of my name.
8. For all those who embrace a St. Joseph cenacle, they shall
obtain a more fervent love for Jesus and a true devotion to Most
Prayer of Saint Joseph
Blessed Joseph, husband of Mary, be with us this day. You protected
and cherished the Virgin; loving the Child Jesus as your son,
you rescued Him from danger of death. Defend the Church, the household
of God, purchased by the blood of Christ.
Guardian of the Holy Family, be with us in our trials. May your
prayers obtain for us the strength to flee from error and wrestle
with the powers of corruption so that in life we may grow in holiness
and in death rejoice in the crown of victory. Amen.
Saint Joseph Prayer
Morning Offering Through St.
Receive me, dear and chosen Father, and the offering of every
movement of my body and soul, which I desire to present through
thee to my blessed Lord.
Purify all! Make all a perfect holocaust! May every pulsation
of my heart be a Spiritual Communion, every look and thought an
act of love, every action a sweet sacrifice, every word an arrow
of Divine love, every step an advance toward Jesus, every visit
to Our Lord as pleasing to God as the errands of Angels, every
thought of thee, dear Saint, an act to remind thee that I am thy
I recommend to thee the occasions in which I usually fail, particularly
[Mention these]. Accept each little devotion of the day, though
replete with imperfection, and offer it to Jesus, Whosemercy will
overlook all, since He regards not so much the gift as the love
of the giver. Amen.
Prayer for St. Joseph
Prayer of Confidence in Saint Joseph
With childlike confidence I present myself before thee, O holy
Joseph, faithful foster father of Jesus! I beg thy compassionate
intercession and support in this, my present necessity. [Name
I firmly believe that thou art most powerful near the throne of
God, Who chose thee for the foster father of His well-beloved
Son, Jesus Christ. O blessed Saint, who saved that Treasure of
Heaven, with His virginal Mother, from the fury of His enemies,
who with untiring industry supplied His earthly wants and with
paternal care accompanied and protected Him in all the journeys
of His childhood, take me also, for the love of Jesus, as thy
child. Assist me in my present difficulty with thy prayers before
God. The infinite goodness of our Savior, Who loved and honored
thee as His father upon earth, cannot refuse thee any request
now in Heaven.
How many pious souls have sought help, from thee in their needs
and have experienced, to their joy, how good, how ready thou art
to assist. How quickly thou dost turn to those who call upon thee
with confidence! How powerful thou art in bringing help and restoring
joy to anxious and dejected hearts! Therefore, do I fly to thee,
O most worthy father of Jesus, most chaste spouse of Mary! Good
St. Joseph, I pray thee by the burning love thou hadst for Jesus
and Mary upon earth, console me in my distress and present my
petition, through Jesus and Mary, before the Throne of God! One
word from thee will move Him to assist my afflicted soul. Then
most joyfully shall I praise Him and thee, and more earnest shall
be my thanksgiving! Amen.
The St Joseph Prayer
to Obtain a Conversion
O glorious patriarch St. Joseph, who merited to be called
"just' by the Holy Ghost, I urgently recommend to the soul
of (Name), which Jesus redeemed at the price of His Precious Blood.
Thou knowest how deplorable is the state and how unhappy the
life of those who have banished this loving Savior from their
hearts, and how greatly they are exposed to the danger of losing
Him eternally. Permit not, I beseech thee, that a soul so dear
to me should continue any longer in its evil ways; preserve it
from the danger that threatens it; touch the heart of the prodigal
child and conduct him back to the bosom of the fondest of fathers.
Abandon him not, I implore thee, till thou hast opened to him
the gates of the Heavenly city, where he will praise and bless
thee throughout eternity for the happiness which he will owe to
thy powerful intercession. Amen.
Prayer of St. Joseph for Purity
O Guardian of Virgins and holy Father St. Joseph, into whose
faithful keeping were entrusted Christ Jesus, Innocence itself,
and Mary, Virgin of virgins, I pray and beseech thee by these
dear pledges, Jesus and Mary, that, being preserved from all uncleanness,
I may with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body, ever serve
Jesus and Mary most chastely all the days of my life. Amen.Grant
us, dear Joseph, to run life's pathway in innocent fashion:
May we be ever safe under thy blest patronage.
O Saint Joseph, foster-father of our Lord Jesus Christ and true
spouse of Mary the Virgin, pray for us.
Saint Joseph Prayer for Life
From Manual of Prayers for the Pontifical North American College,
St. Joseph, you are the chaste and loving spouse of the Virgin
Mary, the foster father of Jesus, the protector and provider of
the Holy Family and of all families. We have complete confidence
in yourloving care for new life and in your fidelity to the family.
We commend our efforts to your prayers and protection. Help us
always to defend the gift of human life that it may grow to the
abundance of eternal life promised and bestowed on us by your
son, our brother, Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer to St. Joseph after the
To be prayed especially after the Rosary. This prayer is sometimes
called the "October Prayer to St. Joseph," but it can
be prayed at any time of year.
To you, O Blessed Joseph, we come in our trials, and having asked
the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently ask your patronage
also. Through that sacred bond of charity which united you to
the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the fatherly love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you to
look graciously upon the beloved inheritance which Jesus Christ
purchased by his blood, and to aid us in our necessities with
your power and strength.
O most provident guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen
children of Jesus Christ. Most beloved father, dispel the evil
of falsehood and sin. Our most mighty protector, graciously assist
us from heaven in our struggle with the powers of darkness. And
just as you once saved the Child Jesus from mortal danger, so
now defend God's Holy Church from the snares of her enemies and
from all adversity. Shield each one of us by your constant protection,
so that, supported by your example and your help, we may be able
to live a virtuous life, to die a holy death, and to obtain eternal
happiness in heaven. Amen.
Prayer for Saint Joseph
Memorare to Saint Joseph
Remember, most pure spouse of the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, our
beloved patron, never was it known that anyone invoked your protection
and sought your aid without being comforted. Inspired with this
confidence, I come to you and commend myself to you. Do not despise
my petition, dear foster father of our Redeemer, but accept them
graciously and pray for me to your adopted Son, Our Lord. Amen
Prayer for Saint Joseph
Another Memorare to Saint Joseph
Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never
was it known that anyone who implored your help and sought your
intercession was left unassisted. Full of confidence in your power
I fly unto you and beg your protection. Despise not O Guardian
of the Redeemer my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear
and answer me.
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