Prayers to St. Joseph

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the Most Loving of Fathers.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms.  I dare not approach while He reposes near your 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 us.  Amen.

 O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have Him as our intercessor in heaven.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.