Ave Maria Meditations: This month we will feature some thoughts and prayers dedicated to Saint Joseph…
Prayer to St. Joseph:
To thee, 0 Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our afflictions, and having implored the help of thy thrice-holy Spouse, we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection.
By that charity wherewith thou wert united to the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and by that fatherly love by which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus from the depths of thy heart, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wouldst look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His Blood and will succor us in our need by thy power and strength.
Defend, 0 most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this our battle with the powers of darkness, and even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the perils of His life, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity.
Shield us ever under thy patronage, that, following thy example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting bliss in Heaven. Amen. ~
St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
St. Joseph, Foster Father of the Son of God, pray for us.
St. Joseph, Defender of the Family, pray for us.
St. Joseph, Protector of Holy Mother Church, pray for us.