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INTERCESSIONS TO ST JOSEPH

OPENING PRAYER
Let us pray to God our Father, for from him, all fatherhood in heaven and on earth takes its name.

FATHER, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.

Father, in your Son you revealed to Joseph the mystery kept secret for endless ages; help us to acknowledge your Son as God and man.

FATHER, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.

Father, you enabled Joseph to spend his life in your service; set our minds on your kingdom and your justice before all other things.

FATHER, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.

Father, your will is that every man should accept and answer your call; by the prayer of Joseph, give us the grace to live in accord with your will.

FATHER, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.

Creator of all things, you have entrusted your work to our hands; grant that our labours may prove worthy of you.

FATHER, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.

Father, in whom all people live, grant to those who have died new life, through your Son; with Mary and Joseph and all your saints for ever.

FATHER, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.

(Here add your own special petitions.)

FATHER, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Almighty God, at the beginning of our salvation, when Mary conceived your Son and brought him forth into the world, you placed them under Joseph’s watchful care.
May his prayer still help your Church to be an equally faithful guardian of your mysteries, and a sign of Christ to humankind.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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HOLY ST JOSEPH, HELP THE NEEDY OF THE WHOLE WORLD

Holy St Joseph, you were always most just; make us relish what is right. You sustained Jesus and Mary in time of trial; sustain us by your help. You provided for all the needs of Jesus and Mary; help the needy of the whole world.

You rescued Jesus from Herod who sought to kill Him; save us from our many sins. You were the foster father of Christ, the priest-victim; make priests faithful to their calling. You were the foster father of Christ, the Divine physician; sustain the sick and obtain relief for them. You died the holiest of deaths in the arms of Jesus and Mary; intercede for the dying.

You were the intrepid guardian of the Holy Family; protect all Christian families. You cared for Jesus with true fatherly love, protect all children in the world. You were a dedicated and honest worker in your trade as carpenter; teach us to labour for Jesus. You were the faithful and chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary; preserve in all hearts a love of fidelity and purity. You were a model single person and a model father later on; help all human beings to imitate your virtues. Amen.

 
 

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