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Catholic Prayer: Prayer to Saint Joseph by the Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary

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Pope Francis included this prayer in his Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde--With the Heart of a Father announcing the Year of St. Joseph from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021:

Every day, for over forty years, following Lauds I have recited a prayer to Saint Joseph taken from a nineteenth-century French prayer book of the Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary. It expresses devotion and trust, and even poses a certain challenge to Saint Joseph:

Prayer:

Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph, 

whose power makes the impossible possible, 

come to my aid in these times of anguish and difficulty.

Take under your protection the serious and troubling situations 
that I commend to you,
that they may have a happy outcome. 

My beloved father, all my trust is in you. 

Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, 

and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, 

show me that your goodness is as great as your power. Amen.