Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Daily Prayer to St. Joseph the Virginal Father of Jesus

O Virginal Father of Jesus; God’s Resplendent Lilly, and our dearest patron and protector St. Joseph.

We submit ourselves into the hands of thy patronage; that thou mayst craft and form us according to the perfect designs of God’s Will for us. We give fervent praise to God the Almighty Father; for having exalted thee to the highest office, of being the chaste custodian of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Holy Child Jesus.

Defend us from the wickedness and snares of the Devil. Bring comfort to the sick, mercy to the dying and relief to the holy souls in purgatory. Be our Master of Prayer and guide us into the depths of Divine Intimacy. Provide for us in the material necessities and costs of life; and keep us safe from all natural disasters and from a sudden and unprovided death. Sustain us with the Heavenly Wheat, which thou dost store in the infinite granary of thy heart. And obtain for us those favours [mention requests] which we confidently place into thy holy hands.

And finally St. Joseph; give to us thy very own love which thou hast for Jesus and Mary, and help us to fall deeper in love with them every day.

We make this prayer in the Holy Name of Jesus. Amen.

St. Joseph, Shadow of the Eternal Father; pray for us.
St. Joseph Virginal Father of Jesus; pray for us.

St. Joseph, Most Chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary; pray for us.