of Confidence in Saint Joseph
I present myself before thee, O holy Joseph, faithful foster father of
Jesus! I beg thy compassionate intercession and support in this, my
necessity. [Name your petition.]
that thou art most powerful near the throne of God, Who chose thee for
the foster father of His well-beloved Son, Jesus Christ. O blessed
who saved that Treasure of Heaven, with His virginal Mother, from
the fury of His enemies, who with untiring industry supplied His
wants and with paternal care accompanied and protected Him in all the
of His childhood, take me also, for the love of Jesus, as thy child.
me in my present difficulty with thy prayers before God. The infinite
of our Savior, Who loved and honored thee as His father upon earth,
refuse thee any request now in Heaven.
have sought help, from thee in their needs and have experienced, to
joy, how good, how ready thou art to assist. How quickly thou dost turn
to those who call upon thee with confidence! How powerful thou art in
help and restoring joy to anxious and dejected hearts! Therefore, do I
fly to thee, O most worthy father of Jesus, most chaste spouse of Mary!
Good St. Joseph, I pray thee by the burning love thou hadst for Jesus
Mary upon earth, console me in my distress and present my petition,
Jesus and Mary, before the Throne of God! One word from thee will move
Him to assist my afflicted soul. Then most joyfully shall I praise Him
and thee, and more earnest shall be my thanksgiving! Amen.