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Litany to Saint Joseph

I already posted a litany to Saint Joseph, but this is too lovely to not share.

From Echoes of Ephesus

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Saint Joseph: Novena for a Special Need

Glorious Saint Joseph, tenderhearted father, faithful guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God, I ask you to join with me in praising God the Father through his divine Son who died on the cross and rose again to give us sinners new life. Through the holy name of Jesus, pray with me that we may obtain from the eternal Father the favor we ask. (Here state your intention.)

Taken from Saint Joseph Prayers and Devotions

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Joseph, Exemplar of Betrothed Love

Guardian and foster-father of the Christ,
Honor to you, so chosen by our God!
Husband of Virgin Mary, you are first
To show us Christian love.

From a hymn by Stephen Somerville

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Saint Joseph, Patron of Travelers

Many thanks to Father Charles for today’s prayer to Saint Joseph.

St. Joseph, by your diligent care you safely brought the Holy Family back and forth to Egypt and saved the child Jesus from the danger which threatened his life.

By your prayers to God today, bring me safely on this journey. [And pray for me, St. Joseph, that I may work honestly and diligently, in imitation of you.]

Pray for me St. Joseph, my patron, for safe travel [and for honest work] in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

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Hail Holy Joseph

Hail Holy Joseph, chosen by God to be the spouse of Mary and foster father of Jesus. Blessed are you, Holy Joseph, for the Lord is with you. Pray for us who call on you, and help us to overcome evil and do good. Imitating your example, may we become obedient and compassionate. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Blessed Virgin Mary and protector of the Son of God, pray for us now and at our last hour. Amen

Taken from Saint Joseph Prayers and Devotions

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Saint Joseph, Be My Father

Apparently Mary was tired and needed a break, so Joseph took Jesus and filled in for her this day.

Saint Joseph, Loving Father, Perfect Spouse!
Be my father today and teach me to love my spouse in the way that you loved the Blessed Virgin Mother.
Intercede for me that I may accept with patience all the trials of family life and may at last die in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

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Prayer to Saint Joseph

So, when you pray a novena you (usually) pray the same prayer for nine days. Which is great, but I’m not going to post the same prayer nine times in a row. But I’m rather a fan of Saint Joseph and think it might be nice to keep thinking about various prayers. So, a litany to Saint Joseph:

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously 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.
Saint 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, have mercy on us.

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Novena to Saint Joseph

In nine days we celebrate the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the Husband of Mary so today is a great day to start a novena to him.

Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Heart of Jesus all the graces necesary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore: (mention your request here).

Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I am confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mother, pray for us.

What is your favorite prayer to Saint Joseph?

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