O St. 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 St. Joseph do 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 St. 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.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us.
Say for nine consecutive mornings for anything you may desire.
It has seldom been known to fail.
I know that we are all inclined to ask for what we want. Or what we think we need.
After my Epiphany on Friday…I realize that I need a new way to Pray…
I ask not for what I Think I need, but for Faith. For Trust and for the Gift of Surrender…