Friday, March 19, 2010

St. Joseph, Patron of Canada, Pray for us!


Prayer to Saint Joseph

O Saint 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 Saint Joseph, 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 Saint 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 Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen.
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Reportedly this prayer was found in the fiftieth year of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505 it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle.

3 comments:

Bonum, Verum, Pulchrum said...

Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death, nor be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy, or shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in battle.

Patrick said...

I have carried this prayer in my billfold for 45 years now. I pray it daily and can assure you that St. Joseph never will fail you. The Blessed Virgin is honored when we "Go To Joseph".

Bonum, Verum, Pulchrum said...

Thank you for your encouraging words Patrick and God bless.