St Joseph  

I love St. Joseph. This statue of Saint Joseph sits prominently on our kitchen counter. It was actually a friend's idea to display him for his feast day. He has been so powerful in interceding for our family in so many ways. Last year my husband prayed this novena for a new job and had an interview on the 9th day of his novena. Of the 5 interviews he went to during the novena, this one was the best one. He got the job and now works less than 30 minutes from home instead of an hour and a half, and we can take him out to lunch whenever we are in the area. We have been spoiled blessed by him through the years and I'm looking forward to celebrating this great feast day in 9 days. I have a few intentions close to my heart and hope that someday I can write about them here. St. Joseph, ora pro nobis!

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. Amen

O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. O Saint Joseph, pray for me. (Mention your intention)

(Note: This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. It is said that whoever shall read this prayer or take it with them, shall never die a sudden death or 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.)

Say this prayer for nine days for anything you may desire. Then let go and let God. Trust that whatever is the outcome of your novena is truly what is best for you in accordance with the will of God.)

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