This should have been shared with you yesterday…
Thankfully, it is Never Too Late 😉
As I shared with you on the 30th of April, May is the Month of Mary ♥
And yesterday, as you all know was “May Day.”
Labour Day in many, many countries.
And whose feast day? St. Joseph the Worker. Patron Saint of many, many things, and not surprisingly of Workers!
What I really want to say though is that it is More than appropriate the St. Joseph be celebrated and remembered on the first day of his Spouse, our Mother, Mary.
Who better than Her and Jesus’ Protector and Provider?
As I have shared with you many, many times, we have attended Retrouvaille, A Life Line for Hurting Marriages.
Guess who is Retrouvaille’s Patron Saint?
Come on now, you got this…
Yup, St. Joseph!
I share with you a Beautiful Prayer based on Matthew 1:18-25
We ask your prayers, St. Joseph, an upright man, a spouse who planned to divorce Mary in secret and who by God’s grace was able to see his role in God’s plan.
We ask you in our behalf to pray to God that our marriage be healed. We are enveloped in pain and despair as you must have been when you learned of Mary’s pregnancy. Be for and with us, Joseph, in our hour of doubt. Let us listen to and heed the voice of God as you did.
Be our intercessor to your Jesus, to give us the blessings to change, to listen, to forgive and most of all to hope that our marriage will heal and our family remain whole and holy.
We give you honour quiet St. Joseph, for you are a spouse like us, who while knowing pain, did not divorce. By God’s grace you nourished the Holy Family and the Saviour of all families throughout the ages.
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