St Joseph

Litany of Saint Joseph

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, (have mercy on us.)
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us.)
God the Holy Spirit, (have mercy on us.)
Holy Trinity, One God, (have mercy on us.)

Holy Mary, pray for us!
St. Joseph, pray for us!
Renowned offspring of David, pray for us!
Light of Patriarchs, pray for us!
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us!
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, pray for us!
Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us!
Diligent protector of Christ, pray for us!
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us!
Joseph most just, pray for us!
Joseph most chaste, pray for us!
Joseph most prudent, pray for us!
Joseph most strong, pray for us!
Joseph most obedient, pray for us!
Joseph most faithful, pray for us!
Mirror of patience, pray for us!
Lover of poverty, pray for us!
Model of artisans, pray for us!
Glory of home life, pray for us!
Guardian of virgins, pray for us!
Pillar of families, pray for us!
Solace of the wretched, pray for us!
Hope of the sick, pray for us!
Patron of the dying, pray for us!
Terror of demons, pray for us!
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us!

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world. Jesus, have mercy on us.

He made him the lord of his household. And prince over all his possessions.

Let us pray. God, Who, in Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose
blessed Joseph to be the Spouse of Thy most holy Mother; grant, we beseech
Thee, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in Heaven whom,
on earth, we venearate as our protector. Who livest and reignest world without end. (Amen.)

Prayer to St. Joseph

To thee, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our tribulations, and while imploring the aid of thy most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke thy patronage also. By that love which united thee to the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and by the fatherly affection with which thou didst embrace the Infant Jesus, we humbly beseech thee graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased with His Blood and to help us in our necessities, by thy powerful intercession.

Protect, O most provident Guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen children of Jesus Christ; ward off from us, O most loving Father, all taint of error and corruption; graciously assist us from Heaven, O most power protector, in our struggle with the powers of darkness; and as thou didst once rescue the Child Jesus from imminent peril to His life, so now defend the Holy Church of God from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity.

Shield each one of us with thy unceasing patronage that, imitating thy example and sported by thy aid, we may be enabled to live a good life, die a holy death, and secure everlasting happiness in Heaven. Amen.

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