Catholic Prayer: Novena to Saint Joseph I
Novena to St. Joseph, prayed March 11 to March 19.
O glorious Saint Joseph, you were appointed by the eternal Father as the guardian and protector of the life of Jesus Christ. You were the comfort and support of His holy Mother, and the instrument in His great design for the redemption of mankind. You had the happiness of living with Jesus and Mary, and of dying in their arms. Be moved with the confidence we place in you, and procure for us from the Almighty, the particular favors which we humbly ask through your intercession. (Here ask for the favors you desire.)
Pray for us, O great Saint Joseph, and by your love for Jesus and Mary, and by their love for you, obtain for us the supreme happiness of living and dying in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.Prayer Source: Rural Life Prayerbook by Alban J. Dachauer, S.J., National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50310 ncrlc.com, 1956