October Prayer To St. Joseph

Especially for those who have a devotion to St. Joseph, there is an "October Prayer to St. Joseph".   I got the prayer below from the booklet "Devotions to Saint Joseph" by Brian Moore, S.J., printed and published by the Society of St. Paul. It was written by Leo XIII and is commonly said after praying Our Lady's Rosary. If you have visited St. Joseph's Site, you may have already seen this prayer.
 

October Prayer to St. Joseph

To you blessed Joseph, we come

for we are in need.

We have asked the help of Mary, your wife,

and with confidence we ask, too, for your help.

Remember the love with which you were

united to the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God;

remember the father's love you had

for the Child Jesus you carried in your arms.

By those two loves we pray you

look with love on the human race,

which Jesus our Lord won by His blood.

Help us with your power in all our needs.

You were a careful provider for the Holy Family:

protect, then, the chosen people of Jesus Christ.

As a loving father, keep far from us

all that could lead us wrong or corrupt us.

Our warfare is with the power of darkness:

in your kindness, mighty Defender,

help us from your place in heaven.

Long ago, you rescued the Child Jesus

from the danger which threatened His life:

defend, now, the holy Church of God

from the traps the Enemy lays,

and from all adversity.

Keep us, everyone, in your continuing care.

Strengthened by your example,

aided by your assistance,

may we have the strength to lead a good life,

die a happy death, and come finally to possess

the everlasting happiness of heaven.
 

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  1. Reply

    Thanks,
    I really needed this.  Very timely.

    • VERONICA
    • October 1, 2011
    Reply

    I need to pray and pray and I ask prayers for the family I am trying to see strong and healed and peaceful.  This year has made many a broken heart and caused many a tear, St. Joseph help my family. God Bless.

    • Teena
    • October 1, 2011
    Reply

    Thanks. I am sure my prayers will be granted now.

    • Nary Ann
    • October 1, 2011
    Reply

    St, Joseph is so wonderful, never underestirmate his love for us and his unfailing intersessions for all of us.  Thank you for the wonderful prayer to him and so nice to precede it with the Rosary to Our  Blessed Mother.
    Thank you@

    • Manuela Pereira
    • October 1, 2011
    Reply

    St. Joseph has helped me….I thank thee.

  2. Reply

    WHAT CAN YOU SAY MORE THAN I AM A FAN OF ST JOSEPH,I HAVE FAITH IN HIM WHO WAS AND IS STILL IS THE HEAD OF THE HOLY FAMILY.

    • Jim
    • October 4, 2011
    Reply

    I am in need of St. Joseph's intercession – for healing of grief, for resolution of feelings of failure in caring for my mother; for peace within family; for successful and peaceful resolution to property-financial-other stressors which are burdening me at this time.  Thank you.

  3. Reply

    Babes,
    Thanks for your work here.  Always a lift, a light in a dark place.  i do depend on St. Joseph.  He has been so important to me.  When I was in prison I wrote and published a few essays about him.  My friend (lucky me) the retired bishop of North Florida/St Augustine Diocese, John J.  Snyder has even used my St. Joseph essays as his homilies on different St. Joseph feast days.
    So I am attached to him as you are.  Many blessings to you
    Louis

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