March 16, 2016

Prayer to St. Joseph Invoking His Intercession & Protection | Plus Pope St. Pius X’s Prayer to St. Joseph for Fidelity to Work

St. Joseph
As we continue venerating Saint Joseph, guardian of the Redeemer and protector of the Holy Family, here are two more prayers beseeching his powerful intercession. The first is an ancient invocation discovered in the year 50 AD. According to popular piety, reciting this prayer protects one from an unexpected or unprovided for death, as well as other bodily or spiritual misfortunes. The second is Pope St. Pius X’s prayer to St. Joseph for success in work and fidelity to one's labors.

An Ancient Prayer to St. Joseph

O St Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph for Fidelity to Work by Pope St. Pius X

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all 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, considering it an honor to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts received from God, disregarding difficulties and weariness; to work, above all, with purity of intention and with detachment from self, having always before my eyes death, and the account which 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 for Mary, all after your example, patriarch Joseph. This will be my watchword in life and in death. Amen.

No comments :